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2011-08-17 12:16:52

Findings could be used to develop treatments to protect other nerve cell types responsible for speech and movement Neuroscientists have identified a natural protection mechanism in some of the brain's nerve cells during the onset of stroke. The findings, published today [17 August] in the Journal of Neuroscience, could be used to develop treatments to protect other nerve cell types responsible for speech and movement. Stroke "” the third largest cause of death in the UK "” causes...

2011-07-27 13:35:52

Discovery puts scientists closer to human application Hibernation is an essential survival strategy for some animals and scientists have long thought it could also hold promise for human survival. But how hibernation works is largely unknown. Scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have successfully induced hibernation at will, showing how the process is initiated. Their research is published in the July 26 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. A hibernating animal has a reduced...

2011-05-30 00:00:29

Midbrook Medical, the Jackson, MI, manufacturer of medical decontamination, sterilization systems and custom fabricated medical equipment has introduced the "Medicount" Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) testing system to aid healthcare facilities in the fight against Healthcare associated infections (HAIs). (PRWEB) May 28, 2011 Midbrook Medical, the Jackson, MI, manufacturer of medical decontamination, sterilization systems and custom fabricated medical equipment has introduced the "Medicount"...

2011-05-18 13:23:58

From high-school students to surgeons, anyone who has pulled an all-nighter knows there is a price to be paid the next day: trouble focusing, a fuzzy memory and other cognitive impairments. Now, researchers at Penn have found the part of the brain and the neurochemical basis for sleep deprivation's effects on memory. Ted Abel, a professor of biology in Penn's School of Arts and Sciences and director of the University's interdisciplinary Biological Basis of Behavior program, led the research...

2011-05-09 03:39:00

WELWYN GARDEN CITY, England, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Best-in-Class Candidate With Potential in Treatment of CNS Diseases Heptares Therapeutics today announced it has signed an exclusive option agreement with Shire Pharmaceuticals for a novel adenosine A2A antagonist discovered by Heptares and currently in preclinical development. Adenosine A2A is a G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) involved in the regulation of dopaminergic pathways in the brain. Recently, inhibition of...

2010-11-17 17:38:56

When cardiac or skeletal muscle is not receiving enough oxygen to meet metabolic demands, a person will experience pain, such as angina, chest pain during a heart attack, or leg pain during a vigorous sprint. This type of pain is called "ischemic" pain and is sensed in the body by receptors on sensory neurons. It has been suggested that lactic acid, which increases during muscle exertion under conditions where oxygen is low, is a potential mediator of ischemic pain via action at acid sensing...

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2010-09-30 06:30:11

Researchers have discovered a gene that may help explain why coffee helps to lower the risk of Parkinson's disease for some people. Haydeh Payami of the New York State Department of Health told the World Parkinson Congress in Glasgow on Wednesday that about a quarter of the population carries this version of the gene, and drug developers may be more successful if they test people for it. Payami told the meeting that only people with this particular version of the gene are likely to be...

2010-09-25 06:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Astellas Pharma US, Inc. ("Astellas") announced results of a Phase IV study showing Lexiscan® (regadenoson) Injection was comparable to placebo in causing a >15% decrease in forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) in subjects with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are likely candidates for myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) studies(1). Results were presented during an oral presentation today at...

2010-07-01 13:53:48

Study uncovers potential drug treatment for noise-induced hearing loss Researchers from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, have discovered that a potent new drug restores hearing after noise-induced hearing loss in rats. The landmark discovery found that injection of an agent called "ËœADAC', activates adenosine receptors in cochlear tissues, resulting in recovery of hearing function. The finding paves the way for effective non-surgical therapies to restore hearing loss after...

2010-07-01 11:00:40

Cellular energy levels surge in some brain regions in early hours of sleep In the initial stages of sleep, energy levels increase dramatically in brain regions found to be active during waking hours, according to new research in the June 30 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. These results suggest that a surge of cellular energy may replenish brain processes needed to function normally while awake. A good night's rest has clear restorative benefits, but evidence of the actual biological...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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