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2010-10-14 00:57:18

ApoE4 causes GABAergic interneuron impairment, leading to learning and memory deficits Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an extremely complicated disease. Several proteins seem to be involved in its cause and progression. For example, the lipid-transport protein apolipoprotein E4 (apoE4) is the major genetic risk factor for AD, and apoE4 carriers account for 65󈞼% of all Alzheimer's cases, but exactly how apoE4 contributes to the disease is unclear....

2010-09-29 13:56:30

Animal study shows social cues modify specific regions of DNA Early life stress, such as an extreme lack of parental affection, has lasting effects on a gene important to normal brain processes and also tied to mental disorders, according to a new animal study in the Sept. 29 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. In the last decade, researchers have found evidence that experiences can alter the form and structure of DNA, an effect known as epigenetics. Because these changes affect genes,...

2010-09-20 23:06:52

CWRU study finds brain wolfs energy to stop thinking Ever wonder why it's such an effort to forget about work while on vacation or to silence that annoying song that's playing over and over in your head? Mathematicians at Case Western Reserve University may have part of the answer. They've found that just as thinking burns energy, stopping a thought burns energy - like stopping a truck on a downhill slope. "Maybe this explains why it is so tiring to relax and think about nothing," said...

2010-08-19 14:50:38

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that yoga may be superior to other forms of exercise in its positive effect on mood and anxiety. The findings, which currently appear on-line at Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, is the first to demonstrate an association between yoga postures, increased GABA levels and decreased anxiety. The researchers set out to contrast the brain gamma-aminobutyric (GABA) levels of yoga subjects with those of...

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2010-07-31 06:35:00

Neuroscientists have long wondered how individual connections between brain cells remain diverse and "fit" enough for storing new memories. Reported in the prestigious science journal Neuron, a new study led by Dr. Inna Slutsky of the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University describes what makes some memories stick. The key is GABA (ÃŽ³-Aminobutyric acid), a natural molecule that occurs in the brain, which could be the main factor in regulating how many new memories...

2010-06-09 07:03:00

CORAL GABLES, Fla., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq: CPRX) today announced that on Tuesday, June 15th at 5:20pm local time, Charles Gorodetzky, MD, PhD will deliver a presentation entitled "Vigabatrin for the treatment of stimulant dependence" at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence's (CPDD) 72nd Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Gorodetzky, Catalyst's Chief Medical Officer, will present an overview of nonclinical and clinical...

2010-05-13 11:03:39

The new research suggests potential target for drugs to combat alcohol addiction In findings that should finally put to rest a decade of controversy in the field of neurobiology, a team at The Scripps Research Institute has found decisive evidence that a specific neurotransmitter system"”the endocannabinoid system"”is active in a brain region known to play a key role in the processing of memory, emotional reactions, and addiction formation. The new study also shows that this...

2010-05-07 07:03:00

CORAL GABLES, Fla., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. (NasdaqCM: CPRX) announced that Jack Weinstein, Catalyst's Chief Financial Officer, will be making a presentation at the MoneyShow Conference to be held May 10th through May 13th at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Catalyst will present a Corporate Overview, including its development plans for CPP-109 and CPP-115. Further, the Company reported that its presentation materials from the conference will be...

2010-04-26 10:10:00

CORAL GABLES, Fla., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq: CPRX) announced today that it has received notice from The NASDAQ Stock Market ("NASDAQ") confirming that the Company has regained compliance with the $1.00 minimum bid price requirement for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market. As previously announced, on November 13, 2009 NASDAQ notified the Company that the bid price of its common stock had closed at less than $1.00 per...

2010-04-09 07:03:00

CORAL GABLES, Fla., April 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq: CPRX) today announced that on Friday April 16th, Eugene C. Somoza, MD, PhD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and VA Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH will present a paper he authored along with Charles Gorodetzky, MD, PhD, Douglas Winship and Peggy Somoza, entitled: "A Multi-Site, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of...


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