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Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 06/25/2012 - 9:06am

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide experience some form of peripheral nerve damage, either from injury or disease. New research has discovered that a naturally occurring protein can enhance the repair of these damaged nerves and restore motor and sensory deficits.

HBI researchers have discovered that an existing anti-gout medication is effective in reducing the severity of withdrawal symptoms in opioid-dependent rodents. Their work is leading to the development of a clinical trial at the Calgary Pain Clinic.

Scientists identify mechanism for brain dysfunction following seizures and drugs that prevent this impairment from occurring.