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2010-05-04 11:48:13

Children with ADHD who carry a specific type of dopamine receptor gene respond better to the drug methylphenidate (MPH) than those without the genotype, according to new research from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. The findings come from the first-ever placebo-controlled pharmacogenetic drug trial for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in school age children to evaluate variants of the DRD4 dopamine receptor gene using teacher ratings of children's symptoms. The research...

2010-04-26 13:01:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI) today confirmed that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Court has affirmed a March 31, 2009 District Court decision that the asserted claims of ALZA's United States Patent No. 6,919,373 "the '373 Patent" are invalid. The original suit by ALZA Corporation and McNeil-PPC, Inc. alleged that Watson's generic versions of Concerta® (methylphenidate hydrochloride...

2010-04-26 11:56:00

TITUSVILLE, N.J., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has denied an appeal by McNeil Pediatrics, a division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to overturn a 2009 decision by the U.S. District Court of Delaware that the patent for CONCERTA (methylphenidate HCl) Extended-Release Tablets CII is invalid and not infringed by Andrx Corporation. In December 2007, McNeil Pediatrics, which markets CONCERTA, and ALZA Corporation, the owner of the...

2010-04-15 13:02:50

Medication and behavioral interventions help children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) better maintain attention and self control by normalizing activity in the same brain systems, according to researchers at The University of Nottingham. In a study, funded by the Wellcome Trust and published today in the journal Biological Psychiatry, researchers led by Chris Hollis, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, in the School of Community Health Sciences, have shown that...

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2010-03-08 08:41:49

Doctors treat millions of children with Ritalin every year to improve their ability to focus on tasks, but scientists now report that Ritalin also directly enhances the speed of learning. In animal research, the scientists showed for the first time that Ritalin boosts both of these cognitive abilities by increasing the activity of the neurotransmitter dopamine deep inside the brain. Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers neurons use to communicate with each other. They release the...

2010-02-23 10:09:49

In the final article in a six part series on treating mental health problems in resource-poor settings, Alan Flisher, from the University of Cape Town, and colleagues present "packages of care" for treating Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in low- and middle-income countries. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) is a pervasive developmental disorder that, although commonest in childhood and adolescence, can be diagnosed at any age. The chronic condition affects individuals...

2009-12-03 08:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, Nasdaq: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced a voluntary recall of five lots and voluntary market withdrawal of one lot of the Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) patch Daytrana®. Shire is taking this action because some Daytrana patches do not meet or in the future may not meet their release liner removal specification, and as a result, patients and...

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2009-12-02 15:29:12

Fruit flies may seem like unlikely heroes in the battle against drug abuse, but new research suggests that these insects "” already used to study dozens of human disease "” could claim that role. Scientists are reporting that fruit flies can be used as a simpler and more convenient animal model for studying the effects of cocaine and other drugs of abuse on the brain. Their study appears online in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, a new monthly journal. Andrew Ewing and colleagues note...

2009-11-25 15:09:26

Finding may provide new insights into the neurological basis of ADHD, learning deficits, and more Scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have uncovered evidence of a primitive emotion-like behavior in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. Their findings, which may be relevant to the relationship between the neurotransmitter dopamine and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), are described in the December issue of the journal Neuron. The Drosophila brain...

2009-11-16 16:23:29

Primary objective of the study was to evaluate the safety of coadministration of INTUNIV with stimulants Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced new study results on INTUNIVâ“ž¢ (guanfacine) Extended-Release Tablets published in the October Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. In this open-label safety study, there was no evidence of unique adverse effects with the combination of INTUNIV and...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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