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New route to map brain fat

Mapping the fat distribution of the healthy human brain is a key step in understanding neurological diseases, in general, and the neurodegeneration that accompanies Alzheimer's disease in particular. Antonio Veloso and colleagues, ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in Analytical Chemistry
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Pfizer says patient died in oral RA drug study

(AP) -- Pfizer Inc. confirmed that one patient who was taking its drug candidate tofacitinib, a pill designed to treat rheumatoid arthritis, died during a recent clinical trial and said the death was connected to the drug.

dateApr 22, 2011 in Medications
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Toward new medications for chronic brain diseases

A needle-in-the-haystack search through nearly 390,000 chemical compounds had led scientists to a substance that can sneak through the protective barrier surrounding the brain with effects promising for new drugs for Parkinson's ...

dateApr 20, 2011 in Biochemistry
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