Category Archives: Genetic Disorders

Gabapentin Shown Effective for Fibromyalgia Pain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 11, 2007 E-mail this page Subscribe CONTACT: Ray Fleming 301-496-8190 New research supported by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) shows that the anticonvulsant medication gabapentin, … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia: The misunderstood disease

June 1, 2007 A University of Michigan Health Minute update on important health issues. U-M research gives hope for new treatments, better understanding of chronic pain condition ANN ARBOR, MI – Fourteen years ago, Josephine* began to experience severe pain … Continue reading

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JRRD releases single-topic issue on pain and pain management

Effects of depression and pain severity on satisfaction in medical outpatients: Analysis of the Medical Outcomes Study, pg. 143 Patient satisfaction is a critical measure of healthcare quality. We performed this study to see how depression and pain severity affected … Continue reading

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Narrative review: the pathophysiology of fibromyalgia.

1: Ann Intern Med. 2007 May 15;146(10):726-34. Abeles AM, Pillinger MH, Solitar BM, Abeles M. New York University School of Medicine, New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, and New York Harbor Healthcare System, New York, New York 10003, USA. … Continue reading

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Cataloging the Structural Variations in Human Genetics

Contact: Jim Keeley keeleyj@hhmi.org 301-215-8858 Howard Hughes Medical Institute May 10, 2007 A major new effort to uncover the medium- and large-scale genetic differences between humans may soon reveal DNA sequences that contribute to a wide range of diseases, according … Continue reading

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University of Pittsburgh discovers genetic ‘shut down’ trigger in healthy immune cells

Contact: Michele Baum baummd@upmc.edu 412-647-3555 University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Discovery could have significant implications for targeting cancer, infection treatments PITTSBURGH, May 9 — A fundamental genetic mechanism that shuts down an important gene in healthy immune … Continue reading

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Scientists encourage cells to make a meal of Huntington’s disease

Contact: Craig Brierley c.brierley@wellcome.ac.uk 44-207-611-7329 Wellcome Trust Scientists have developed a novel strategy for tackling neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington’s disease: encouraging an individual’s own cells to “eat” the malformed proteins that lead to the disease. Huntington’s disease is one … Continue reading

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