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Alzheimer's Disease
2014-04-07 08:44:44

University of Bonn A team of researchers working with Prof. Dr. Christa E. Muller from the University of Bonn demonstrates a positive effect on tau deposits As part of a German-French research project, a team led by Dr. Christa E. Müller from the University of Bonn and Dr. David Blum from the University of Lille was able to demonstrate for the first time that caffeine has a positive effect on tau deposits in Alzheimer's disease. The two-years project was supported with 30,000 Euro from...

2013-01-23 11:05:37

Tufts neuroscientists find that starry brain cells can be used to mimic sleep deprivation Neuroscience researchers from Tufts University have found that our star-shaped brain cells, called astrocytes, may be responsible for the rapid improvement in mood in depressed patients after acute sleep deprivation. This in vivo study, published in the current issue of Translational Psychiatry, identified how astrocytes regulate a neurotransmitter involved in sleep. The researchers report that the...

Caffeine Increases Ability To Recognize Positive Words
2012-11-08 15:54:43

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As any coffee drinker will tell you, the day immediately begins to feel better after taking that first earthy, faintly bitter sip o´ joe from the edge of a steaming cup. A new study from German researchers reinforces the positive aura swirling around the magical brown elixir as they have shown that caffeine can increase a person´s ability and speed in recognizing words with a positive connotation. The study also shows that...

2011-09-14 11:39:45

Researchers may have solved 100-year-old puzzle Cornell University researchers may have solved a 100-year puzzle: How to safely open and close the blood-brain barrier so that therapies to treat Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis and cancers of the central nervous system might effectively be delivered. (Journal of Neuroscience, Sept. 14, 2011.) The researchers found that adenosine, a molecule produced by the body, can modulate the entry of large molecules into the brain. For the...

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2010-05-31 08:50:00

New insights spur effort to boost treatment's impact significantly Scientists have taken another important step toward understanding just how sticking needles into the body can ease pain. In a paper published online May 30 in Nature Neuroscience, a team at the University of Rochester Medical Center identifies the molecule adenosine as a central player in parlaying some of the effects of acupuncture in the body. Building on that knowledge, scientists were able to triple the beneficial effects...

2009-04-08 11:08:36

New report in the FASEB Journal lays the blueprint for new constipation drugs If you hate prune juice and chalky fiber supplements, just sit down and relax. Help is on the way. In a research report published online in The FASEB Journal, a team of researchers has discovered a new way to make it a lot easier to go to the bathroom, especially when all other methods fail. Specifically, they have found a group of nerve ending receptors which, when stimulated, causes the bowels to pass waste, and...

2009-01-29 09:36:08

Brain cells called astrocytes help to cause the urge to sleep that comes with prolonged wakefulness, according to a study in mice, funded by the National Institutes of Health. The cells release adenosine, a chemical known to have sleep-inducing effects that are inhibited by caffeine."Millions of Americans suffer from disorders that prevent a full night's sleep, and others "“ from pilots to combat soldiers "“ have jobs where sleepiness is a hazard. This research could lead to...

2008-06-24 09:01:41

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma US, Inc. today announced the commercial availability of Lexiscan(TM) (regadenoson) injection, an A2A adenosine receptor agonist, for use as a pharmacologic stress agent in radionuclide MPI -- a test that detects and characterizes coronary artery disease -- in patients unable to undergo adequate exercise stress. Lexiscan, co-developed with CV Therapeutics , is the first A2A adenosine receptor agonist shown to be safe and effective as a...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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