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2013-12-16 12:10:42

Research indicates e-cigarettes may not significantly reduce risk for heart disease Nicotine, the major addictive substance in cigarette smoke, contributes to smokers' higher risk of developing atherosclerosis, the primary cause of heart attacks, according to research to be presented Sunday, Dec. 15, at the American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting in New Orleans. These findings suggest that e-cigarettes, the battery-powered devices that deliver nicotine in steam without the...

2013-08-20 23:21:18

ChanTest, a Contract Research Organization and world leader in ion channel drug safety and discovery, announces initiation of a project funded by the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). Cleveland (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 ChanTest, a Contract Research Organization and world leader in ion channel drug safety and discovery, announces initiation of a project funded by the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP)....

2011-09-12 12:07:14

Research could pave the way for development of better drugs to target neurodegenerative diseases For the first time, USC scientists have mapped out a neuroreceptor. This scientific breakthrough promises to revolutionize the engineering of drugs used to treat ailments such as Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. The team produced the world's first high-resolution images of the α7 (Alpha 7) receptor, a molecule responsible for transmitting signals between neurons —...

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2011-08-19 10:00:08

Researchers at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen have collaborated with the company NeuroSearch to generate new knowledge about an important part of the brain's complex communication system. The discovery could form the basis for future development of better medicines for patients with psychiatric disorders. The results were recently published Journal of Neuroscience. New knowledge challenges established scientific ideas about the function of the...

2011-06-30 18:18:41

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that activation of nicotinic receptors within the prefrontal region of the mouse brain helps establish appropriate ranking between competing motivations If you think nicotine receptors are only important to smokers trying to kick the tobacco habit, think again. New research published in the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) suggests that these receptors also play an important role in social interaction and the ability to choose between competing...

2011-06-22 10:19:00

QUEBEC CITY, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Asmacure Ltee, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of nicotinic receptor agonists for the treatment of asthma and other inflammatory diseases, announced today that CEO Martin Driscoll will be presenting at the 2011 BIO Business Forum during the annual BIO International Convention. Mr. Driscoll's presentation will be given in the Georgetown Room of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on...

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2011-06-10 05:31:00

A team of scientists led by Yale School of Medicine has discovered a brain mechanism that explains how nicotine suppresses appetite "“ findings that could someday help develop medications to help people quit smoking without gaining weight.  While previous research shows the average weight gain after quitting smoking is less than 10 pounds, fear of gaining weight can discourage some people from kicking the habit. The current study revealed that a specific subclass of brain...


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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'.