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Researchers make breakthrough on new anesthetics
For the first time since the 1970s, researchers are on the verge of developing a new class of anesthetics. (2015-01-20)
Anesthetics have the same effects on plants as they have on animals and humans
A new study published in Annals of Botany has shown that plants react to anesthetics similarly to the way animals and humans do, suggesting plants are ideal objects for testing anesthetics actions in future. (2017-12-11)
Contact lenses provide extended pain relief to laser eye surgery patients
Scientists are reporting development of contact lenses that could provide a continuous supply of anesthetic medication to the eyes of patients who undergo laser eye surgery -- an advance that could relieve patients of the burden of repeatedly placing drops of medicine into their eyes every few hours for several days. (2012-01-18)
Research suggests anesthetics could have long-term impact on children's brains
A group of anesthesiologists and toxicologists today issued a caution to parents and health care professionals about the use of general anesthetics in children. (2015-02-25)
Study offers new clue into how anesthesia works
The activity of ion channel proteins that are important for cell-to-cell communication is markedly reduced during anesthesia, according to researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College. (2014-11-13)
NIST findings awaken age-old anesthesia question
Why does inhaling anesthetics cause unconsciousness? New insights into this century-and-a-half-old question may spring from new NIST research. (2012-03-21)
University of Toronto researchers discover why anesthetics cause prolonged memory loss
Researchers at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine have shown why anesthetics can cause long-term memory loss, a discovery that can have serious implications for post-operative patients. (2014-11-03)
Anesthetics and Alzheimer's disease
A supplement to the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease on (2010-11-12)
Zebrafish research highlights role of locus coeruleus in anesthesia
Recently, researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience and Zunyi Medical College, by using a larval zebrafish model, revealed that two commonly used intravenous anesthetic drugs, propofol and etomidate, suppress the excitability of locus coeruleus neurons via synergic mechanisms -- thus inhibiting presynaptic excitatory inputs and inducing membrane hyperpolarization of these cells. (2018-09-18)
Penn researchers demonstrate a new model for drug discovery with a fluorescent anesthetic
A collaboration of Penn and University of Wisconsin of researchers has identified a fluorescent anesthetic compound that will assist researchers in obtaining more precise information about how anesthetics work in the body and will provide a means to more rapidly test new anesthetic compounds in the search for safer and more effective drugs. (2009-04-03)
Anesthesia drugs really do put us to sleep
When patients are put under anesthesia, they are often told they will be (2012-10-25)
Scientists model the pathways of pain-blocking meds
Although local anesthetics are commonly used, in many cases scientists still don't understand the finer points of how the drugs act on cell membranes. (2011-09-26)
Anesthetic-induced myocardial conditioning: Molecular fundamentals and scope
The objective of this study was to investigate the role that miRNAs play in the cardioprotective effect of halogenated anesthetics. (2018-12-26)
Study in mice suggests how anesthesia may fight lung infections
In experiments in mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere have added to evidence that certain so-called 'volatile' anesthetics -- commonly used during surgeries -- may also possess powerful effects on the immune system that can combat viral and bacterial infections in the lung, including influenza and pneumonia. (2015-09-01)
Researchers discover paradox about general anesthesia: It can increase post-surgical pain
The general anesthesia that puts patients into unconscious sleep so they do not feel surgical pain can increase the discomfort they feel once they wake up, say researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center. (2008-06-23)
Use of local anesthetics in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic disease of the intestines and no definitive medical treatment has been defined yet. (2010-07-06)
Use of local anesthetics in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease?
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic disease of the intestines and no definitive medical treatment has been defined yet. (2010-06-01)
Penn Medicine researchers discover possible new general anesthetics
Penn Medicine researchers, in a continuation of their groundbreaking work to better understand how anesthesia works in the body, have found the first new class of novel anesthetics since the 1970s. (2015-01-20)
Bigger molecular-sized anesthetics do not promote amyloid beta peptide micro-aggregation
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder affecting millions of people worldwide and has become a major global concern. (2010-04-20)
Study reveals previously unknown site of anesthetic action
Anesthetics have been used in surgical procedures for more than 150 years, but the mechanisms by which inhaled anesthesia actually work are poorly understood. (2015-03-17)
Tiny worms paving way for better anesthetics
Ten genes that may make patients more or less susceptible to a common anesthetic agent have been identified by researchers using tiny worms and sophisticated technology that eliminates the activity of individual genes. (2005-10-21)
Anesthesia sends neurons down the wrong path in unborn rat babies
A study in Cerebral Cortex provides new insight into why -- and when -- anesthesia during pregnancy harms unborn brains. (2019-04-11)
Alcohol researchers suggest specific binding site for anesthetics and alcohols
Reporting in today's Early Edition of the August Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and Stanford University describe a novel approach that may help scientists to better understand how alcohols and anesthetic drugs interact with certain brain proteins. (2000-07-23)
On the (sound) track of anesthetics
Danish scientists challenge the accepted scientific views of how nerves function and of how anesthetics work. (2007-03-06)
UI Researcher Determines Vital Sign Norms For Cesarean Section Procedure
A University of Iowa researcher, with data and assistance from Duke University, has found that it is quite normal for blood pressures in women to drop or increase dramatically during cesarean sections. (1999-04-07)
Researchers Discover Probable Molecular Site Of Alcohol And Anesthetic Actions
Researchers have identified a region on the surface of nerve cells that may be essential for the actions of anesthetics, opening a door to rational design of new medications. (1997-09-26)
Scientists find what might be responsible for slow heart function under general anesthesia
Anesthesia is used every day, but surprisingly little is known about one of its most dangerous side effects -- depressed heart function. (2016-05-12)
Propofol discovery may aid development of new anesthetics
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Imperial College London are the first to identify the site where the widely used anesthetic drug propofol binds to receptors in the brain to sedate patients during surgery. (2013-09-22)
Penn study finds inhaled anesthetics accelerate the appearance of brain plaque in animals
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine have discovered that common inhaled anesthetics increase the number of amyloid plaques in the brains of animals, which might accelerate the onset of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's. (2007-03-09)
Seizures linked to surgery drugs can be prevented by anesthetics, U of T team finds
Two drugs commonly given during cardiac surgery can lead to convulsive seizures, but anesthetics can help cut the risk, according to new research from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. (2012-11-26)
Type of anesthetic will improve sleeping medication, probe mysteries of the snooze
Researchers at the University of Alberta have discovered sleep patterns in a type of anesthesia that are the closest ever to a natural, nongroggy snooze (2008-04-16)
Study uncovers clues to what makes anesthetics work
Researchers have uncovered what cells respond to anesthesia in an organism known as the C. elegans, according to a new study from the Seattle Children's Research Institute. (2011-12-21)
UC Davis investigational medication used to resolve life-threatening seizures in children
In its first clinical application in pediatric patients, an investigational medication developed and manufactured at UC Davis has been found to effectively treat children with life-threatening and difficult-to-control epileptic seizures without side effects, according to a research report by scientists at UC Davis and Northwestern University. (2014-11-12)
New Short-Acting Anesthetics Cut Recovery Time
New anesthetics allow many patients -- including more than half the ambulatory surgery patients at the University of Chicago Hospitals -- to bypass the recovery room with minimal, if any, pain or nausea. (1998-10-17)
Meals Days Before Surgery May Affect Anesthesia
Certain foods, such as potatoes and eggplants, contain chemicals that even in small amounts can slow down the metabolism of common anesthetic drugs. (1998-10-20)
Long-lasting nerve block could change pain management
Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have developed a slow-release local anesthetic that could potentially revolutionize treatment of pain during and after surgery. (2009-04-15)
Anesthetic gases raise Earth's temperature (a little) while you sleep
The gases used to knock out surgery patients are accumulating in the Earth's atmosphere, where they make a small contribution to climate change, report scientists who have detected the compounds as far afield as Antarctica. (2015-04-07)
New long-acting local anesthetic derived from algae effectively blocks pain in surgical patients
A US-Chile collaboration is bringing surgical patients closer to having a long-acting local anesthetic. (2011-02-23)
Potential new painkiller provides longer lasting effects
Medications have long been used to treat pain caused by injury or chronic conditions. (2015-05-07)
ORNL's awake imaging device moves diagnostics field forward
A technology being developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory promises to provide clear images of the brains of children, the elderly and people with Parkinson's and other diseases without the use of uncomfortable or intrusive restraints. (2013-04-04)
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