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New Principal & Dean at the Royal Veterinary College
The new Principal and Dean of the Royal Veterinary College, Professor Quintin McKellar took up post on 1st August 2004. Prior to this appointment, Professor McKellar was the director of the Moredun Research Institute after holding the post of Professor of Veterinary Pharmacology at the University of Glasgow. His interests are in animal pharmacology and parasitology. He has indicated his... View News Article (2004-08-04)

Genetic tests advertised directly to the consumer
Genetic testing services have recently begun to be advertised directly to the patient, and the results of the consumers' response can affect public health, as well as the future adoption of pharmacogenetic/genomic testing. View News Article (2009-07-22)

Dartmouth researchers find that arsenic triggers unique mechanism in rare leukemia
Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) researchers have identified a new way that arsenite, a form of arsenic, acts in treating a rare cancer known as APL, or acute promyelocytic leukemia. Their study is published in the Jan. 3 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. View News Article (2007-01-09)

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Misfolded neural proteins linked to autism disorders
An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, has identified misfolding and other molecular anomalies in a key brain protein associated with autism spectrum disorders. View News Article (2010-09-13)

Dopamine model could play role in treating schizophrenia and drug addiction
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have succeeded in creating a model of the way the brain releases dopamine, an important chemical involved in transmitting signals between nerve cells. View News Article (2010-10-21)

Testing pain killers on humans could save money and speed the arrival of new drugs
Deliberately inflicting carefully controlled painful stimuli on human volunteers and seeing how well specific drugs reduce the feeling of pain can be an effective way of testing new drugs. View News Article (2012-11-09)

New University of Bath arrival could help banish painful injections
One of the world's leading experts on a new technique that could make painful injections a thing of the past, arrives at the University of Bath as the new Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences this month. Professor Richard Guy is joining the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology after eight years at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. He is a leading expert in the field of iontophoresis - a... View News Article (2004-08-16)

Dangerous interaction between the antibiotic ciprofloxacin and the muscle relaxant tizanidine
Researchers from Finland have found that the antibiotic ciprofloxacin (brand names Ciproxin, Ciprofloxacin etc.) greatly increases the concentrations of tizanidine (Sirdalud, Zanaflex) in blood. Concomitant use of ciprofloxacin and tizanidine results in severe and prolonged decrease in blood pressure and greatly enhances central nervous system effects. This previously unrecognised interaction... View News Article (2004-12-15)

Personal drug selection: Problem-based learning in pharmacology
Irrational use of medicines is a major problem all over the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) and many other bodies are concentrating on improving the use of medicines. View News Article (2007-06-13)

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