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[21 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 7,555 views]
Minocycline could be a cheap and safe treatment for stroke

Minocycline, an old anti-inflammatory drug, could be a safe and cheap treatment for stroke, with no adverse effects if the dose is between 200 and 700 milligrams. According to researchers from the Medical College of Georgia and the University of Georgia the drug is easy to administer and can be given with tPA.
Minocycline “is an old drug that has been studied extensively in healthy young people,” said Dr. Susan C. Fagan, professor of pharmacy at UGA, assistant dean for the MCG program of the UGA College of Pharmacy and the …

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[27 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 47,398 views]
Nitric oxide boosting supplements can improve athletic performance

According to a research from the University of Exeter people can exercise up to 20% longer and boost their stamina during high-intensive exercise by using dietary supplements1) that boost nitric oxide in the body.
The nine healthy males used in the research had their performance measured under different levels of exercise intensity. While going through several different physical challenges on a cycling ergometer they received either a placebo drink or the genuine supplement that enhanced the production of nitric oxide in the body.
Professor Andrew Jones, from the University’s School of Sport …

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[1 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 4,361 views]
New cochlear implant improves the quality of sound while doing less damage to the ear

A new cochlear implant developed in the Biosystems Interface Laboratory at the Georgia Institute of Technology improves the quality of sound several times more than the conventional cochlear implants.
The new device called the thin film array uses a thinner wire on which are paired 12 electrodes. The thinner wire does less damage to the ear and could preserve residual hearing more than standard cochlear implants, while the higher number of electrodes improves the quality of sound. Dr. Kenneth Iverson, one of the researchers who worked on the device, said: “For …

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[22 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 30,584 views]
Listening to an MP3 player can be harmful to your hearing sensitivity

Listening to an MP3 player can be harmful to your hearing sensitivity, according to a recent study at the Ghent University, involving 10 men and 11 women with ages between 19 and 28 years.
According to the study authors: “Excessive noise exposure can lead to metabolic and/or mechanical effects resulting in alterations of the structural elements of the organ of Corti [the inner ear organ in mammals that contains auditory sensory cells or ‘hair cells’]. The primary damage is concentrated on the outer hair cells, which are more vulnerable to acoustic …

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[17 May 2010 | No Comment | 3,950 views]
Fatty meals are bad for your asthma

It is a known fact that high-fat meals are bad for the heart, but a recent study showed that the lungs have to suffer also.  Australian researchers tested 40 asthmatic patients before and after a high-fat meal or after a low-fat meal, and found that the high-fat meal increased inflammation and reduced lung function.
“Subjects who had consumed the high-fat meal had an increase in airway neutrophils and TLR4 mRNA gene expression from sputum cells, that didn’t occur following the low fat meal,” said Dr. Lisa Wood, Ph.D., research fellow of …