Published in Medical Patent Week, December 5th, 2004
A patent issued to the University of Rochester in 2001 claims the use of drugs with a specific mode of pharmacologic action to treat hot flashes. One hypothesis is that these drugs may act by targeting a specific group of cells in the hypothalamus, the region of the brain that regulates body temperature.
The proposed link between the cellular structure and hot flashes was suggested by Thomas Guttuso, Jr., MD, who had been conducting research in the...
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