Daily Archives: 26/07/2018

ALC 1: Baclofen for relapse prevention and management among people with alcohol dependence. [New 2015]

 [New 2015] SCOPING QUESTION: In people with alcohol dependence post-detoxification, is baclofen effective for relapse prevention management of alcohol dependence? BACKGROUND Medications registered for the management of alcohol dependence include acamprosate, naltrexone and disulfiram; however, these medications are often not available in many settings and are also not effective for all patients. Baclofen is […]

Study helps clarify how gut bacteria affect host metabolism

Mice colonized with an altered gut bacterium had less fat accumulation in the liver (right) than mice with a normal gut bacterium (left). Image: Devlin lab Researchers studying the human microbiome—the bacteria that live in our bodies—face a chicken-and-egg problem. Say they collect data from a group of healthy subjects and a group of diseased […]