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Posted 31 Jul 2015 by Drugs.com
FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 – There's no shortage of products out there that claim to treat the pimples that so often plague teen skin, but your body may already be making an effective treatment that just needs a little tweaking from science, a new study suggests. The treatment is nitric oxide, a substance produced and used throughout the human body. But, nitric oxide's benefits are usually short-lived, researchers explained. And, that's where science comes in. By slowing the release of nitric oxide using tiny substances (nanoparticles), researchers were able to kill the bacteria associated with acne. The nanoparticles also inhibited the inflammation that causes the large, painful pimples associated with inflammatory acne. The study was published recently in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. "Our understanding of acne has changed dramatically in the last 15-20 years," study co-author ... Read more
Posted 23 Jul 2010 by Drugs.com
THURSDAY, July 22 – In a new study that looked at the use of nitric oxide in premature infants, researchers found that lung function didn't improve in babies who were not black, although one expert said the treatment may help some infants. Laboratory tests have suggested that nitric oxide may be able to help stimulate lung growth in premature newborns, who often can't breathe properly because their lungs aren't fully developed, explained Dr. Steven H. Abman, director of the Pediatric Heart Lung Center at University of Colorado School of Medicine and The Children's Hospital. Abman was not involved in the new study but is familiar with the findings. Studies in babies haven't consistently shown that nitric oxide treatment helps babies as a whole, Abman noted. "The questions are whether we're giving too little nitric oxide, or if we're picking the wrong babies to treat," he said. In the ... Read more