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Is research being done on fibromyalgia?

Is research being done on fibromyalgia?

Yes: ? re fibromyalgia (FM) research. Academia chases elusive viral-genetic-brain "cause". Reactive substances & f(MRI) changes likely secondary. Widespread painful trigger points proven ischemic, anoxic & w. biochemical & ultrasound-depicted change likely secondary to chronic soft tissue injury. Ligament injuries & hypermobility evoke tilted body beset w. widespread soft tissue spasms. Gravity rules. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

A condition that affects the muscles and soft tissue of the body, causing widespread ...Read more


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What research is being done on fibromyalgia treatment?

What research is being done on fibromyalgia treatment?

Probably much: I know from patients that many are helped my acupuncture, and anti-inflammatory diets. Exercise, some anti-depressants, and omega 3 also help. Best Wishes ...Read more

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Is there any promising research being done on fibromyalgia?

Is there any promising research being done on fibromyalgia?

Yes: I have examined numerous persons with fibromyalgia, and the unifying finding has been pelvic girdle instability secondary to childbirth, trauma, and/or joint hypermobility syndrome. I first published my methods of evaluation in 2009 in the september issue of practical pain management. I also have placed a booklet on line at my pain board at quora.Com (free). ...Read more

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What research is being done on lupus in pregnancy?

What research is being done on lupus in pregnancy?

Kidney disease: If a woman with lupus has kidney disease (lupus nephritis), it presents a major problem during pregnancy. Both the mother and the fetus are at risk. Studies are being done to control nephritis before and during pregnancy. It is difficult to introduce new drugs to pregnant patients as the risks to the baby are unknown. ...Read more

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What research is being done on ALS?

What research is being done on ALS?

Multiple projects: Since we possess, but one agent, Riluzole, we do need successful interventions. Research is focusing on stem cells, drugs which can inhibit nerve cell death, vaccines, immunological injections, BUT the big issue is why the sporadic form of ALS occurs, and once that is answered, our therapies will become far more effective. ...Read more

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What research is being done on ALS?

What research is being done on ALS?

Multiple projects: Since we possess, but one agent, Riluzole, we do need successful interventions. Research is focusing on stem cells, drugs which can inhibit nerve cell death, vaccines, immunological injections, BUT the big issue is why the sporadic form of ALS occurs, and once that is answered, our therapies will become far more effective. ...Read more

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Is there any research is being done on neurofibromatosis (nf)?

Is there any research is being done on neurofibromatosis (nf)?

Yes: Research teams located the exact position of the NF1 gene on chromosome 17.Product of NF1 gene is a large and complex protein called neurofibromin,which is primarily active in nervous cells as a regulator of cell division.Intensive efforts have let to the identification of the NF2 gene on chromosome 22. NF2 gene product is a tumor-suppressor protein called merlin.Ongoing research to discover genes ...Read more

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Is there research being conducted on rosacea?

Is there research being conducted on rosacea?

Rosacea research: There is on-going research on rosacea through out the country. To participate in a clinical research study contact a dermatologist specializing in rosacea care at a teaching hospital near you. ...Read more

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Can there be research studys being don on stem-cell research on spinal cord severation?

Can there be research studys being don on stem-cell research on spinal cord severation?

Some research, yes: Most promising study i've encountered was one where hyperbaric treatments were used. Stem cells have been more complex and less helpful than initially thought. ...Read more

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Is there any research being done/someone working on a cure for rosacea?

Rosacea: Yes. However currently there is no cure only treatment. Light therapy or laser can help, as well as metrogel(flagyl) preparations. Please consult a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with skin care experience for help. ...Read more

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Why is everyone supporting research on autism now?

Why is everyone supporting research on autism now?

Autism increasing: Study released last week showed autism affects one in 88 children(up from 1 in 110). Because of the increase more people are aware and want more research. Autism community is active in the media. ...Read more

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Is rhodiola rosea good for stress and anxiety. I was reading somewhere that there is no scientific evidence supporting the claims by many experts.?

Is rhodiola rosea good for stress and anxiety. I was reading somewhere that there is no scientific evidence supporting the claims by many experts.?

Not exactly "no" : Rhodiola rosea is an herbal "adaptogen" -- suggesting it can improve adaptation & resilience to stress. At least 1 small pilot study has shown a specific rhodiola extract's [rhodax] usefulness in generalized anxiety d/o: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/18307390?Dopt=abstract existing studies seem contradictory: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22643043 could be good herb, needing study. ...Read more

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What research is being performed on an artificial kidney?

What research is being performed on an artificial kidney?

Tissue engineering: Tissue engineering is an exciting field of study whereby new organs can be made from "stem" cells on biological "scaffolding". Rudimentary artificial kidneys have been made in such a fashion which produce "urine", but their application in medicine is a long way off yet. Much of this pioneering work has been done by dr. Anthony atala at wake forest university in nc. ...Read more

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What research is being done in interstitial lung disease?

What research is being done in interstitial lung disease?

ILD research: Interstitial lung disease is a general term for a group of disorders that affect the area of the lung that supports our alveoli - or air sacks. There are many causes some of which are described on wikipedia (http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/interstitial_lung_disease). You can find out what clinical trials are being done by searching this web site: http://clinicaltrials.Gov/. ...Read more

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What are your expert opinions on the acne vaccine that is currently being worked on by scientists at the University of California?

What are your expert opinions on the acne vaccine that is currently being worked on by scientists at the University of California?

So far so good: UC San Diego medical scientists are working on such a vacccine. Early results look promising, but lets wait and see. ...Read more

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What types of research is being done for cjd?

What types of research is being done for cjd?

A prion disease: The human prion diseases occur in inherited, acquired, and sporadic forms. Inherited cjd associates with coding mutations in the prnp gene. Acquired prion diseases include iatrogenic cjd, kuru, variant cjd in humans, scrapie in sheep, and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (bse) in cattle. Variant cjd is believed to be acquired from cattle infected with bse. However, the majority of human cases of p. ...Read more

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Are there any studies on dariers disease being done in mn?

Are there any studies on dariers disease being done in mn?

Perhaps Mayo Clinic: I could not find a study of this genetic, skin disease in mn but recommend contacting the department of dermatology, mayo clinic college of medicine, rochester, mn, and asking if a study of darier's disease is currently underway there or elsewhere in mn. Also of interest may be this link: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/sites/ga?Disorder=darier%20disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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What imaging is being done on hydranencephaly?

What imaging is being done on hydranencephaly?

Hydranencephaly is…: Rare condition in which the brain's cerebral hemispheres are absent and replaced by sacs filled with cerebrospinal fluid. Mri may be best imaging format. See following nih site for more info on this condition http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/hydranencephaly/hydranencephaly.Htm. ...Read more

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