News tagged with chemical messengers
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A research group from the University of Leeds has shown that infection by the brain parasite Toxoplasma gondii, found in 10-20 per cent of the UK's population, directly affects the production of dopamine, a key chemical messen ...
Medical research Nov 04, 2011 | 5 / 5 (11) | 3 |
A team led by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has isolated a natural hormone from muscle cells that triggers some of the key health benefits of exercise. They say the protein, which serves as a chemical messenger, ...
Medical research Jan 11, 2012 | 3.8 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Potential clues to how autism miswires the brain are emerging from a study of a rare, purely genetic form of the disorders that affects fewer than 20 people worldwide. Using cutting-edge "disease-in a-dish" ...
Medical research Nov 27, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
A study carried out by Eric Vivier and Sophie Ugolini at the Marseille-Luminy Centre for Immunology has just reveal a gene in mice which, when mutated, can stimulate the immune system to help fight against tumors and viral ...
Medical research Jan 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
A University of Wisconsin-Madison research team has solved a 25-year mystery that may lead to better treatments for people with learning deficits and mental retardation.
Neuroscience Jun 08, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Mayo Clinic researchers this week will announce the use of the blood pressure drug prazosin as an effective treatment to curb post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)-related nightmares.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Up until now the causes of the development of chronic lymphatic leukaemia, the most common form of cancer of the blood in Europe, have been unknown. At present a cure is not possible. A research group at the ...
Cancer Apr 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Traffic cops of the immune system: Molecule called IKBNS in charge of regulatory immune cell maturation
A certain type of immune cell—the regulatory T cell, or Treg for short—is in charge of putting on the brakes on the immune response. In a way, this cell type might be considered the immune system's traffic cops.
Immunology Nov 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay)—A medication typically prescribed to control high blood pressure that's commonly referred to as a water pill may ease some of the symptoms of autism, researchers say.
Autism spectrum disorders Dec 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Transfusion of donated blood more than three weeks old results in impaired blood vessel function, a new study of hospital patients shows. Blood banks now consider six weeks to be the maximum permitted storage time of blood ...
Medical research Mar 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
Changes in the endocannabinoid system may have important implications for psychiatric and addiction disorders. This brain system is responsible for making substances that have effects on brain function which resemble those ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 24, 2012 | 3 / 5 (3) | 0
Some unusual alliances are necessary for you to wiggle your fingers, researchers report.
Genetics Feb 08, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A review of published research has found no evidence that drugs, herbal products or vitamin supplements help prevent cognitive decline in healthy older adults.
Health Apr 15, 2013 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
A brain pathway that is stimulated by traumatic or fearful experiences can be disrupted by two compounds that show promise for preventing post-traumatic stress disorder, Indiana University researchers reported.
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Experimental agent briefly eases depression rapidly in test: Works in brain like ketamine, with fewer side effects
(Medical Xpress)—A drug that works through the same brain mechanism as the fast-acting antidepressant ketamine briefly improved treatment-resistant patients' depression symptoms in minutes, with minimal untoward side effects, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |