Epilepsy drug prevents brain tumors in mice with NF1 (Links to an external site)

A brain scan of a neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) patient reveals a tumor on the optic nerve connecting the left eye to the brain (right side of the image). Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered that an FDA-approved epilepsy drug can prevent or slow the growth of NF1-linked optic gliomas in mice, laying the groundwork for a clinical trial.

A drug used to treat children with epilepsy prevents brain tumor formation and growth in two mouse models of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), according to a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. NF1 is a genetic condition that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body, including the […]

High BMI lowers odds for nerve stimulation treatment response in OSA (Links to an external site)

Hypoglossal nerve stimulation reduced obstructive sleep apnea severity; however, this outcome was less likely among those with higher BMIs and those who slept in supine position, according to study results. “Physicians can take both this new information about BMI and sleeping on your back vs. your side into consideration when counseling patients with OSA,” Eric C. Landsness, […]