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  1. MTSA expands efforts to fight against national opioid epidemic
    Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia announced it is expanding efforts to educate Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists on treatment options that reduce or eliminate the need for opioids during and after surgery.
  2. Preclinical study demonstrates efficacy of gene therapy in treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy
    Researchers from Genethon, the AFM-Telethon laboratory, Inserm (UMR 1089, Nantes) and the University of London (Royal Holloway) demonstrated the efficacy of an innovative gene therapy in the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
  3. LimTox online software tool provides information on drug hepatotoxicity
    The Biological Text Mining Unit presents in a recent Nucleic Acids Research paper the LimTox online software tool developed at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre.
  4. Study identifies potential link between genes and treatment response in children with CAE
    Consider two children who have childhood absence epilepsy (CAE), the most common form of pediatric epilepsy. They both take the same drug--one child sees an improvement in their seizures, but the other does not.
  5. Alzheimer's drug prescribed off-label could accelerate cognitive decline for some patients
    Donepezil, a medication that is approved to treat people with Alzheimer's disease, should not be prescribed for people with mild cognitive impairment without a genetic test.