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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...

2009-07-23 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...

2009-02-04 14:01:01

U.S. medical scientists say they've discovered a variation in the neuregulin 3 gene that influences delusions associated with schizophrenia. The Johns Hopkins University researchers say their discovery moves science closer to understanding schizophrenia and related disorders. Neuregulin 3 is clearly one more gene to add to the few currently known to contribute to schizophrenia, said Dr. David Valle, director of the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Hopkins. There's much more...

2009-02-03 16:41:23

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are one gene closer to understanding schizophrenia and related disorders. Reporting in the Jan. 9 issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics, the team describes how a variation in the neuregulin 3 gene influences delusions associated with schizophrenia."Neuregulin 3 is clearly one more gene to add to the few currently known to contribute to schizophrenia," says David Valle, M.D., director of the McKusick-Nathans Institute of...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.