Migraine causes: mechanisms: research

Posted Sun 17th May 2015 Recent studies further suggest that Migraine pain is a consequence of changes in Brain activity. A study using Brain Scans BEFORE the onset of a Migraine demonstrated changes underway in activity in the hypothalamus could affect sleep and mood (ie: Cluster Headaches) Changes in the Visual Cortex could be the mechanism for visual changes; and the Medulla and Brainstem were more active in patients experiencing nausea. The study was presented…

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New Migraine Drug Target identified CGRP

Fresh Target in Hunt for a Migraine Cure By SHIRLEY S. WANG.. . The hunt is intensifying for new treatments for migraines, the common and debilitating headaches that have confounded scientists for decades. Of greatest focus for researchers is a brain chemical known as CGRP, which appears to play a role in the transmission of pain, but not in other brain functions, such as cognition or mood. Researchers are trying a variety of experimental drugs…

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