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2014-08-21 16:24:23

REHOVOT, Israel, August 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroDerm [http://www.neuroderm.com ] Ltd., a clinical stage pharmaceutical company developing drugs for central nervous system (CNS) diseases, today announced that it has signed definitive investment agreements for a $16 million financing round led by certain of its existing investors with the participation of new investors, including The Elias Group. The company plans to use the funding to further the clinical and regulatory...

parkinsons dopamine
2014-08-18 15:08:09

Lee-Ann Donegan, Penn Medicine Study Examined Patients Over First Two Years of Treatment New Penn Medicine research shows that neuropsychiatric symptoms such as depression, anxiety and fatigue are more common in newly diagnosed Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients compared to the general population. The study also found that initiation of dopamine replacement therapy, the most common treatment for PD, was associated with increasing frequency of impulse control disorders and excessive...

Schizophrenia drug dimmer switch
2014-08-16 06:15:32

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Schizophrenia affects about one percent of the world’s population and, if untreated, leaves sufferers struggling with their relationships, jobs, and lives as a whole. According to the National Institute of Mental Illnesses, schizophrenia is a debilitating brain disorder whereby those diagnosed with this mental illness “may hear voices other people don't hear. They may believe other people are reading their minds, controlling...

cetacean pleasure
2014-08-15 03:41:28

The Company of Biologists Dolphins and whales squeal with delight Sam Ridgway has spent most of his life learning about dolphins and whales. Over his five-decade career he has asked these cetaceans various questions, including how deep they can dive and how depth affects their hearing. As he trained each animal to answer his questions, he rewarded them with tasty fish treats, and each time that they received a reward he remembers that they squealed. Initially he thought that the squeals...

2014-08-04 08:27:58

REHOVOT, Israel, August 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroDerm [http://www.neuroderm.com ] Ltd. today announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has deemed ND0612H, its product candidate offering continuous delivery of levodopa/carbidopa (LD/CD) treatment for advanced Parkinson's disease, eligible for a European Union marketing authorization application procedure ("centralized procedure"). According to EMA guidelines, the EMA can allow products for which the centralized...

2014-07-28 12:57:00

Emory University An experimental anti-inflammatory drug can protect vulnerable neurons and reduce motor deficits in a rat model of Parkinson’s disease, researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have shown. The results were published Thursday, July 24 in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease. The findings demonstrate that the drug, called XPro1595, can reach the brain at sufficient levels and have beneficial effects when administered by subcutaneous injection, like an...

2014-07-24 11:40:21

UCI News Flawed dopamine signaling linked to mass alteration of gene activity in prefrontal cortex Dysfunction in dopamine signaling profoundly changes the activity level of about 2,000 genes in the brain’s prefrontal cortex and may be an underlying cause of certain complex neuropsychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, according to UC Irvine scientists. This epigenetic alteration of gene activity in brain cells that receive this neurotransmitter showed for the first time that...

2014-07-24 10:53:28

University College London A rare gene variant discovered by UCL scientists is associated with an increased risk of developing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism A rare gene variant discovered by UCL (University College London) scientists is associated with an increased risk of developing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism, confirms new research. People with the variant are around 2 to 3 times more likely to develop schizophrenia or alcohol dependence, reports...

Parkinson's Enhances Creativity: Study
2014-07-15 03:26:50

Tel Aviv University New TAU study confirms creative energy in Parkinson's sufferers is greater than in healthy individuals Prof. Rivka Inzelberg of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Sagol Neuroscience Center at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, documented the exceptional creativity of Parkinson's patients two years ago in a review for Behavioral Neuroscience. Since then, she has conducted the first empirical study to verify a link between Parkinson's disease...

2014-07-03 12:51:53

University of Copenhagen Researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the Copenhagen University Hospital have identified a particular genetic mutation that may cause parkinsonism in young people. The mutation interferes with the brain's transport of the important signal substance dopamine and may also plays a role in mental diseases, e.g. ADHD. The findings have just been published in the scientific Journal of Clinical Investigation. Being one of the most important signal substances...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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