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Latest Neurosteroids Stories

2005-06-02 01:55:00

A protein involved in multiple cell functions, tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is perhaps best known for provoking destructive inflammation. Recently, drugs blocking the action of TNF have shown promise in the early treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). To expand the understanding of TNF's function in chronic inflammatory diseases, researchers at University Hospital Regensburg in Germany and the National Institute of Rheumatic Diseases in the Slovak Republic decided to take a closer look at...

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2005-02-08 08:17:27

Study suggests over-the-counter hormone can ease symptoms HealthDay News -- Treatment with the over-the-counter hormonal therapy DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) may be effective in treating midlife-onset minor and major depression, according to a study in the February issue of the journal Archives of General Psychiatry. DHEA, an androgen hormone produced naturally by the adrenal gland, is also classified as a neurosteroid due to its effects on the brain. DHEA is also sold in supplement form in...