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Brain Makes Natural Valium
2013-05-31 10:15:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A naturally occurring protein secreted only in discrete areas of the mammalian brain may act as a Valium-like constraint on certain types of epileptic seizures, Stanford University researchers reported on Thursday. The protein, known as diazepam binding inhibitor (DBI), calms the rhythms of a key brain circuit and could aid in the development of new therapies for epilepsy, anxiety and sleep disorders without the side effects of...

2011-02-28 15:00:00

Discovery Could Lead to New Therapies for Alcoholism BALTIMORE, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers have identified two genes associated with binge drinking that may open doors to new, more effective treatments for excessive alcohol drinking. The scientists found that manipulating two receptors in the brain, GABA receptors and toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), "caused profound reduction" of binge drinking for two weeks in rodents that...

2010-02-11 06:50:00

Scientists announced Wednesday they have solved the mystery behind why people become addicted to a class of prescription drugs that includes some anti-depressants, muscle relaxants and sleeping pills, reported AFP. Reported in the British science journal Nature, researchers hope the findings will pave the way for the development of new treatments that can alleviate symptoms without resulting in addiction. Scientists know that drugs like opium, heroin and cannabinoids are addictive because...

2009-01-26 12:38:50

Americans who use illegal diet pills from South America may be taking amphetamines without knowing it, a U.S. physician said. Dr. Pieter Cohen of Cambridge Health Alliance and the Harvard Medical School said physicians need to be made aware of the range of serious side effects of these drugs so they can identify and treat patients with unexplained symptoms. Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has banned the majority of amphetamine-based appetite suppressants, many are still...

2007-12-20 06:01:45

By Nichols, John Erhardt, Susan; Dyer, Scott; James, Margaret; Moore, Margo; Plotzke, Kathleen; Segner, Helmut; Schultz, Irvin; Thomas, Karluss; Vasiluk, Luba; Weisbrod, Annie ABSTRACT A scientific workshop was held in 2006 to discuss the use of in vitro Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, and Excretion (ADME) data in chemical bioaccumulation assessments for fish. Computer-based (in silico) modeling tools are widely used to estimate chemical bioaccumulation. These in silico methods have...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.