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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...

Insomnia In RLS Sufferers Linked To Brain Chemistry
2013-05-09 05:26:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers writing in the journal Neurology say they have found an explanation for the ties between sleepless nights and restless legs syndrome (RLS). John Hopkins researchers used an MRI to snap images of the brain, and they found that a neurotransmitter involved in arousal known as glutamate is abnormally high in people suffering RLS. They saw that the more glutamate found in the brains of people with RLS, the worse they slept....

2013-05-06 23:17:02

Delgado Protocol an online natural health supplement store adds Modul 8 to their product line which replaces Nitric Oxide to improve blood pressure and blood flow throughout the body. Costa Mesa, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 Delgado Protocol is now offering MODUL8 on its website. MODUL8 is a natural supplement that is used as a replacement for Nitric Oxide, the essential molecule that improves blood pressure which results in better sleep, and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Founded by...

Rats Get Depression In Spring Not Winter
2013-04-26 09:07:23

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Here in the latter days of April, much of the nation and the world is struggling to once and for all escape the cold grasp of the long arm of winter. For many, their mental health can be affected by the shorter hours of daylight. Whether you refer to the condition as the ℠winter blues´ or the ℠black dogs,´ or even the more formal title of ℠seasonal affective disorder´ (SAD), going for an extended...

Deep Brain Stimulation Curbs Binge Eating 042513
2013-04-25 08:38:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Using deep brain stimulation (DBS) in a specific area of the brain appears to reduce caloric intake and lead to weight loss in obese mice prone to binge eating, according to new research published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the official Journal of the Society of Neuroscience. Senior author Tracy L. Bale, an associate professor of neuroscience at the University Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine's Department of...

2013-04-18 21:46:09

Implications for early diagnosis and new treatment strategies An excess of the brain neurotransmitter glutamate may cause a transition to psychosis in people who are at risk for schizophrenia, reports a study from investigators at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) published in the current issue of Neuron. The findings suggest 1) a potential diagnostic tool for identifying those at risk for schizophrenia and 2) a possible glutamate-limiting treatment strategy to prevent or slow...

2013-04-04 11:39:35

The gene variants weaken the same receptors that some hallucinogenic drugs block New genetic factors predisposing to schizophrenia have been uncovered in five families with several affected relatives. The psychiatric disorder can disrupt thinking, feeling, and acting, and blur the border between reality and imagination. Dr. Debby W. Tsuang, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and Dr. Marshall S. Horwitz, professor of pathology, both at the University of Washington in...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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