Benzodiazepines and GABA receptors: an animation on their mechanism of action Gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) is an inhibiting neurotransmitter that is present on human brains. As shown in the animation, gamma amino butyric acid promotes opening of a postsynaptic receptor, the GABA-A receptor. This opening leads to a increased conductance to cloride ions, which […]
FDA video warning on gastrointestinal dermatologic and ophthalmic side effects of erlotinib (Tarceva).
Methadone has been traditionally used as a drug to treat heroine addiction. In the last few years, it has gained importance as an agent in the treatment of chronic pain. As a result of this, the US Food and Drug administration has started a campaign to raise awareness about the potential risks of using methadone […]
Prescribing information, mechanism of action, approved indications and videos on Avastin (bevacizumab) for glioblastoma multiforme.
Video: patient safety warning on chronic use of metoclopramide and the risk of developing tardive dyskinesia.
How Embryonic Stem Cell Lines are Made, Dolan DNA Learning Center. Stem Cells explained: an interactive tutorial, University of Michigan. Animation outline: Definition and importance of Embryonic Stem Cells Cell specialization Adult stem cells: tissue specific stem cells Somatic cell nuclear transfer Stem cells therapy:Cell cultures for drug screening
Local anesthetics side effects are covered in the March 2009 edition of FDA’s Patient Safety News. The agency’s concern is that after a study published in the the journal Radiology in which the authors suggest the use of topical anesthetics to reduce disconfort during mammography, more and more women will start using them without being […]