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2012-10-16 07:27:59

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ceretec, Inc. today announced that it has introduced an FDA-listed nitric oxide gas product (NO-Diff(TM) Nitric Oxide 800 ppm Lung Diffusion Mixture) for use in membrane diffusing capacity (DLNO) testing in pulmonary function laboratories in the U.S. Ceretec's NO-Diff(TM) is a gas product classified by the FDA as a Class 1 medical device; however, it will be produced for Ceretec by its medical gas partner in a pharmaceutical GMP facility. Alex...

Swimming With Hormones Ancient Urges That Drive The Social Decisions Of Fish Unraveled
2012-10-09 17:54:11

Researchers have discovered that a form of oxytocin–the hormone responsible for making humans fall in love–has a similar effect on fish, suggesting it is a key regulator of social behavior that has evolved and endured since ancient times. The findings, published in the latest edition of the journal Animal Behaviour, help answer an important evolutionary question: why do some species develop complex social behaviors while others spend much of their lives alone? "We know how...

2012-08-21 06:27:11

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GeNO LLC (www.genollc.com), a privately held pharmaceutical company developing a line of inhaled nitric oxide drug products, today announced it has been awarded four (4) additional US patents on its proprietary nitric oxide (NO) generation chemistry and delivery technology. This brings to sixteen (16) the number of US patents that have been awarded to GeNO, with additional patents pending. US patent number 8,211,368, which expires in 2028,...

2012-08-15 01:16:54

Connecting the dots between two molecules whose levels are decreased in depression and increased by current antidepressants could yield new therapies, researchers say. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that enables brain cells to communicate and brain-derived neurotropic factor, or BDNF, is a brain-nourishing molecule that also aids connectivity. Popular antidepressants such as Prozac, developed to increase levels of serotonin, have recently been found to also increase BDNF levels, said Dr....

2012-08-14 02:30:15

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GeNO LLC (www.genollc.com), a privately held pharmaceutical company developing a line of inhaled nitric oxide drug products, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation for its nitric oxide (delivered via the GeNOsyl MVG-2000 delivery system) for the treatment of persistent pulmonary hypertension in newborns (PPHN). The orphan drug designation was granted based on a plausible hypothesis...

2012-08-09 06:26:19

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GeNO LLC (www.genollc.com), a privately held pharmaceutical company developing a line of inhaled nitric oxide drug products, today announced it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its inhaled nitric oxide (NO) delivery system (GeNOsyl(TM) MV-1000). The GeNOsyl(TM) MV-1000 delivery system incorporates four components: the primary delivery system, a backup system, the NO gas analyzer, and the NO(2) gas...

New Model Synapse Could Help With Disorders Such As Epilepsy And Anxiety
2012-08-08 09:42:42

A new way to study the role of a critical neurotransmitter in disorders such as epilepsy, anxiety, insomnia, depression, schizophrenia, and alcohol addiction has been developed by a group of scientists led by Gong Chen, an associate professor of biology at Penn State University. The new method involves molecularly engineering a model synapse -- a structure through which a nerve cell sends signals to another cell. This model synapse can precisely control a variety of receptors for the...

2012-08-07 09:45:45

Studies in mice reveal how mood-altering drugs may affect brain stem cells Working with mice, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have figured out how stem cells found in a part of the brain responsible for learning, memory and mood regulation decide to remain dormant or create new brain cells. Apparently, the stem cells “listen in” on the chemical communication among nearby neurons to get an idea about what is stressing the system and when they need to act. The researchers...

2012-07-28 23:00:30

The health review company, RealTimeRemedies has launched a new product review and video review on the all natural Seronex supplement. There are many people curious to see if this all natural supplement can help naturally raise serotonin levels or not, and the review aims to provide consumers with the answers they are looking for. Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 28, 2012 With many Americans dealing with issues like headaches, mood swings, insomnia and eating disorders that are known to be caused by...

Dopamine Has Many Messages
2012-07-18 14:59:38

In the insect brain, dopamine-releasing nerve cells are crucial to the formation of both punished and rewarded memories Children quickly learn to avoid negative situations and seek positive ones. But humans are not the only species capable of remembering positive and negative events; even the small brain of a fruit fly has this capacity. Dopamine-containing nerve cells connected with the mushroom body of the fly brain play a role here. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of...