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2013-11-19 13:21:53

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry Two years ago, mammalian target of rapamycin or mTOR, a signaling protein, was identified as a key mediator of the antidepressant effects of ketamine, the first rapidly acting antidepressant medication to be identified. Several years later, a group at the National Institutes of Mental Health Intramural Program reported that scopolamine, a muscarinic acetylcholine receptor antagonist, also produced rapidly appearing antidepressant effects,...

2010-05-20 10:27:43

Chicago and Montreal researchers studying the lowly lamprey eel have identified an overlooked nervous system pathway running parallel to known brainstem locomotor command circuitry in vertebrates such as birds, fishes and mammals. The finding is reported in Nature Neuroscience, online May 16, and highlighted in the magazine's "news and views" section. Simon Alford, University of Illinois at Chicago professor of biological sciences and the article's corresponding author, said the role of a...

2009-01-12 01:17:00

MADISON, Wis., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Mithridion, Inc., a drug development company focusing on serious Central Nervous System disorders, including Alzheimer's disease (AD), announced today that it held an initial closing of $2.9 million in Series B Preferred Stock financing. The company will use the funds for the clinical development of MCD-386, its lead drug candidate, aimed at stopping or slowing down disease progression and improving memory and cognition in this devastating disorder....


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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