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2011-02-22 06:00:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (Nasdaq: OMER) today announced that its exclusive license to phosphodiesterase 7 (PDE7) inhibitors from Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. has been amended to include addiction and compulsive disorders in the field of use. Omeros' PDE7 program was founded on the Company's discovery of a previously unknown link between PDE7 and any movement disorder, such as Parkinson's disease. Omeros believes that it also is the first to link PDE7 to any...

2011-02-15 08:52:00

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the journal Addiction published online the results of a neuroscience study finding no evidence of impaired cognitive performance in users of Ecstasy, the street name for the chemical known as MDMA. The study, conducted by researchers at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital, improves on earlier studies in several ways. It used subjects who used few or no other drugs or alcohol, compared those subjects to others from the same...

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2011-02-15 07:45:00

Ecstasy use does not impair a person's cognitive function or diminish their mental ability, according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal Addiction. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded study compared 52 users of Ecstasy, also known as methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA, with 59 non-users. They found that using the drug, which the NIDA says "is chemically similar to the stimulant methamphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline" and "produces feelings of increased...

2011-02-03 01:32:19

UT Southwestern Medical Center psychiatry researchers are leading the Texas arm of a national network that conducts clinical trials aimed at finding effective treatments for drug addiction. More than 100 community treatment providers and academic medical centers throughout the country are funded in part through the National Institute on Drug Abuse's Clinical Trials Network (CTN). The Texas component includes partnerships between academic and community treatment providers in Dallas, El Paso,...

2011-01-18 22:34:46

Time-lapse technique can show cellular changes related to problems like addiction and brain tumors Changes within deep regions of the brain can now be visualized at the cellular level, based on research on mice, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health. Published Sunday in Nature Medicine, the study used a groundbreaking technique to explore cellular-level changes over a period of weeks within deep brain regions, providing a level of detail not possible with previously available...

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2010-12-14 12:50:00

According to an annual government study of high-schoolers across the country, teenagers are using more marijuana and less alcohol. The Monitoring the Future survey released by the National Institutes of Health said that about 6.1 percent of high-school seniors reported using marijuana this year, up from 5.2 percent in 2009. Marijuana use by 10th-graders jumped up 2.8 percent to 3.3 percent, and for 8th-grade students it edged up from 1.0 percent to 1.2 percent. "These high rates of...

2010-12-14 00:01:32

November 2010 marked the first National Drug Fact Week. Recovery Now TV commends this effort in helping to fight teen drug addiction and promoting teen drug treatment. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2010 Recovery Now TV noted the significance of the first annual National Drug Fact Week, which occurred November 8th-14th 2010. The National Institute on Drug Abuse sponsored this event and partners included Discovery, MTV and Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America. The primary goal of...

2010-11-04 10:08:00

DETROIT, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent study by researchers at Wayne State University showed that both teens and parents substantially underreported drug use, even when they had knowledge that a certificate of confidentiality protected them as a participant in the research study. According to Virginia Delaney-Black, M.D., M.P.H., professor of pediatrics at Wayne State University's School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Michigan and lead author of the study,...

2010-10-14 06:00:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omeros Corporation (Nasdaq: OMER) today announced that the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has provided an additional grant to fund clinical studies for the Company's Addiction program. This grant, which is for a total of approximately $3.6 million to be paid over a four-year period in equal amounts, will fund direct and indirect costs of Phase 2 clinical studies to be conducted by researchers at the New York State Psychiatric Institute...

2010-09-22 06:00:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TTNP) today announced that patient enrollment is now complete in the confirmatory, Phase 3 clinical study of Probuphine for the treatment of opioid addiction. This placebo and active controlled Phase 3 study is being conducted at 20 sites in the United States and the results are expected in the second quarter of 2011, about three months ahead of the original schedule. This...


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