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2013-06-24 10:37:13

Researchers in Berlin and Munich, Germany and Oxford, United Kingdom, have revealed that a protein well known for its role in Alzheimer's disease controls spindle development in muscle and leads to impaired movement in mice when the protein is absent or treated with inhibitors. The results, which are published in The EMBO Journal, suggest that drugs under development to target the beta-secretase-1 protein, which may be potential treatments for Alzheimer's disease, might produce unwanted side...

Controlling Schizophrenia Gene Eliminates Symptoms In Mice
2013-05-23 08:31:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Geneticists at the“¯Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University have identified a key regulatory gene that appears to play a role in the classic symptoms of schizophrenia. According to a report in the“¯journal“¯Neuron on the discovery targets expression of a gene known as Neuregulin-1 and could lead to promising treatments for patients with the psychological disorder. In the study, the...

2009-12-28 17:11:09

 Scientists have created what appears to be a schizophrenic mouse by reducing the inhibition of brain cells involved in complex reasoning and decisions about appropriate social behavior. Findings by Medical College of Georgia scientists, published Dec. 28 in PNAS, elucidate the critical balance between excitation and inhibition of these cells that appears to go awry in schizophrenia. They also provide the first animal model for studying the disabling psychiatric disorder that affects...

2009-09-29 14:21:52

A psychiatric expert in Hungary suggests a gene linked to psychosis may have a positive effect: creativity. Szabolcs Keri of Semmelweis University in Budapest links a variant of neuregulin 1 gene to creativity in people with high intellectual and academic performance. The highest creative achievements and creative-thinking scores were found in people who carried the T/T genotype previously shown to be related to a greater risk of developing mental disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar...

2009-09-29 07:47:54

Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear. Sylvia Plath stuck her head in the oven. History teems with examples of great artists acting in very peculiar ways. Were these artists simply mad or brilliant? According to new research reported in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, maybe both. In order to examine the link between psychosis and creativity, psychiatrist Szabolcs K©ri of Semmelweis University in Hungary focused his research on neuregulin 1, a...

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2009-07-24 10:15:41

Researchers made a potential new breakthrough in human cardiac care when they discovered that injecting a growth factor could spur regrowth of heart tissue and improve heart function in mice without using stem cells, AFP reported. The authors of the study published in the journal Cell said heart muscle tissue normally does not regenerate after a heart attack in patients with heart weakness or in children with hereditary malformations. The protein NRG1 was injected into the peritoneal cavity...

2009-07-23 11:00:00

Growth factor enhances heart regeneration, improves heart function without need for cardiac stem cells BOSTON, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Injured heart tissue normally can't regrow, but researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have now laid the groundwork for regenerating heart tissue after a heart attack, in patients with heart failure, or in children with congenital heart defects. In the July 24 issue of Cell, they show that a growth factor called neuregulin1 (NRG1), which is...

2009-07-23 11:44:22

Researchers appear to have a new way to fix a broken heart. They have devised a method to coax heart muscle cells into reentering the cell cycle, allowing the differentiated adult cells to divide and regenerate healthy heart tissue after a heart attack, according to studies in mice and rats reported in the July 24th issue of the journal Cell, a Cell Press publication. The key ingredient is a growth factor known as neuregulin1 (NRG1 for short), and the researchers suggest that the factor might...

2009-07-23 11:40:54

Growth factor enhances heart regeneration, improves heart function without need for cardiac stem cellsInjured heart tissue normally can't regrow, but researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have now laid the groundwork for regenerating heart tissue after a heart attack, in patients with heart failure, or in children with congenital heart defects. In the July 24 issue of Cell, they show that a growth factor called neuregulin1 (NRG1), which is involved in the initial development of the heart...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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