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New hope in the fight against pain

Study shows potential new therapy for neuropathic pain
Tue, 2015-02-17 11:19

An international study led by scientists at McGill University reports, for the first time, that drugs that selectively target the melatonin MT2 receptor represent a novel class of analgesic drugs that could be used to treat patients with neuropathic pain.

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Organization: McGill University
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Blame it on your brain: salt and hypertension

Study sheds new light on link between salt intake and blood pressure
Thu, 2015-01-22 11:00

An international research team led by scientists at McGill University has found that excessive salt intake “reprograms” the brain, interfering with a natural safety mechanism that normally prevents the body’s arterial blood pressure from rising.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-6754

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: McGill University Health Centre
Office Phone: 514-934-1934 ext. 71381
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Everything in moderation: excessive nerve cell pruning leads to disease

Tue, 2013-10-08 09:59

Mechanism meant to maintain efficiency of brain network involved in neurodegenerative disease

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