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2011-01-31 09:10:00

Experts at the Scripps Research Institute campus in Florida have found a genetic mechanism that controls nicotine addiction in the brain--a discovery which could open the door for more effective smoking cessation aids.

2011-01-11 14:36:29

Smoking is a common problem for patients with schizophrenia.

2010-11-17 17:34:55

Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center's departments of neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, and the interdisciplinary program of neuroscience will present more than 50 research abstracts at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience Nov. 13th through the 17th in San Diego.

2010-11-09 11:02:00

NESS ZIONA, Israel, November 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroDerm, Ltd. announced today that patient enrollment has begun in a Phase 2a clinical study of ND0801, a new product for the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) in adults. ND0801, based on a new, proprietary combination with nicotinic actions, is being developed as a dermal patch and will be evaluated for the treatment of cognitive impairment in several disorders including...

2010-10-13 13:29:56

A team of neuroscientists has discovered important new information in the search for an effective treatment for Alzheimer's disease, the debilitating neurological disorder that afflicts more than 5.3 million Americans and is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.

2010-08-24 13:57:19

When nicotine binds to the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAchR), it is known to promote smoking addiction and may also directly promote the development of breast cancer.

2009-07-16 14:34:15

Barrow Neurological Institute researchers have identified a novel receptor in the brain that is extremely sensitive to beta-amyloid peptide (AB) and may play a key role in early stages of Alzheimer's disease.

2009-07-07 08:00:00

WATERTOWN, Mass., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: EnVivo Pharmaceuticals to share results from its Ib/IIa trial in Alzheimer's disease patients with its nicotinic alpha-7 agonist EVP-6124. WHEN: Wednesday, July 15, 2009. WHERE: Alzheimer's Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD) in Vienna, Austria. WHO: Dana Hilt, MD, senior vice president,...


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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