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2013-07-09 23:26:45

Plant-based foods are the staple of every recognized heart-healthy diet because they elevate natural nitric oxide levels, a known cardio-protective factor. Saliva Nitric Oxide Test Strips by Berkeley Test can now be analyzed with the iPhone Cardio Diet Tracker app that allows individuals to optimize their intake of nitric oxide-potent vegetables to support the goal of improving cardiovascular health. Berkeley, California (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 In 1998, the Nobel Prize for medicine was...

Oxytocin Helps Reach Out Times Of Stress
2013-06-26 08:35:41

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online When faced with the pain of social rejection, many people try to hide from the situation to soothe their wounded pride. However, scientists have recently shown this may not be the most helpful strategy. According to researchers at Concordia University, reaching out to others after a stressful event instead of secluding oneself boosts levels of the hormone oxytocin which helps against feelings of rejection. Oxytocin has been...

2013-06-25 13:15:33

Glutamate-like receptor in Arabidopsis does not detect glutamate Plants possess receptors which are similar to the glutamate receptors in the brain of humans and animals. Biochemists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) with colleagues from the University of Würzburg and the Agricultural University of China in Beijing have discovered that these receptors do not, however, recognize the amino acid glutamate, but many other different amino acids. The team reports in the journal "Science...

2013-06-20 23:24:41

The chemical release of feel-good hormones when someone performs an act of kindness and how it then goes on to promote that individual´s own physical and mental health were explained by BioGirl Health Show presenter Carol Newman this week on her regular Friday 1pm show on Spreaker Radio. (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 Michigan-based natural health and wellness coach Carol cited recent research work by chemist David R Hamilton which revealed that performing random acts of kindness —...

2013-06-19 08:29:22

NESS ZIONA, Israel, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroDerm, Ltd. today announced that results from a phase I study in volunteers, and preliminary results from a phase IIA study in advanced Parkinson's patients, of ND0612, were presented at the 2013 International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders. ND0612 is a proprietary levodopa/carbidopa liquid drug formula under development for continuous administration through a sub-cutaneous (SC) delivery patch that...

2013-06-13 09:58:47

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found evidence that an emotion-related brain region called the central amygdala–whose activity promotes feelings of malaise and unhappiness–plays a major role in sustaining cocaine addiction. In experiments with rats, the TSRI researchers found signs that cocaine-induced changes in this brain system contribute to anxiety-like behavior and other unpleasant symptoms of drug withdrawal–symptoms that typically drive an...

2013-06-03 23:22:49

The cycles of destruction gossip can cause — both mental and physical — is the topic under discussion on one of the latest episodes of Carol Newman´s popular BioGirl Health Show. The show, which is aired every Friday at 1pm on Spreaker radio, has already amassed a large following in Carol´s hometown state of Michigan and beyond. (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 Carol, a long-time advocate for natural and healthy living, says gossip ie speaking ill of another individual, can cause...

2013-06-02 23:00:52

Dopamine, the mood-enhancing hormone, might help give a memory boost, eReflect creator of Ultimate Memory announced today. A new study gives hope for better understanding of memory formation and how memory declines as people age. New York City, NY (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 Software company eReflect keeps track of all the latest research in memory science, to support and improve their self-improvement software, Ultimate Memory. As eReflect noted today, a new study under lead researcher Emrah...

2013-05-29 09:48:10

For several years, the pharmaceutical industry has tried to develop drugs that target a specific neurotransmitter receptor in the brain, the NMDA receptor. This receptor is present on almost every neuron in the human brain and is involved in learning and memory. NMDA receptors also have been implicated in several neurological and psychiatric conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia and depression. But drug companies have had little success developing...

2013-05-14 08:32:24

NEW YORK, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc. ("ITI"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of therapeutics for CNS disorders, is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Sir Michael Rawlins, MD, FRCP, FMedSci, to its board of directors. Sir Michael is an internationally respected figure in the field of drug safety, clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness having been Chairman of the UK's National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE)...