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2012-05-14 10:21:22

Changes in flies parallel human disorder Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania researchers have discovered a mechanism involving the neurotransmitter dopamine that switches fruit fly behavior from being active during the day (diurnal) to nocturnal. This change parallels a human disorder in which increased agitation occurs in the evening hours near sunset and may also be due to higher than normal dopamine levels in the brain. Sundown syndrome occurs in older people...

2012-05-14 02:27:37

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearl Therapeutics Inc. announced plans to make 11 presentations at upcoming medical meetings to report clinical and product development information pertaining to PT003 (GFF MDI), a proprietary, fixed-dose combination of glycopyrrolate (GP), a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) and formoterol fumarate (FF), a long-acting beta-2 agonist (LABA). PT003 and its components, PT001 (GP MDI) and PT005 (FF MDI) are being developed for the...

2012-05-08 13:47:06

Misuse of prescription drugs seen as 'more necessary' for success, study finds In the eyes of young college men, it's more unethical to use steroids to get an edge in sports than it is to use prescription stimulants to enhance one's grades, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. And students who had themselves used stimulants without a prescription were more inclined to see such drug use as acceptable, according to the findings, which were...

2012-05-04 02:25:07

PHILADELPHIA, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shire plc [http://www.shire.com/shireplc/en/home ] (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it will present scientific data from one oral and 16 poster presentations at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 165th Annual Meeting to be held May 5-9. The data being presented represent Shire's ongoing commitment to the clinical research of Vyvanse(R) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate)...

2012-05-03 09:08:22

TAU researcher developing therapy to halt symptoms in Parkinson's patients Parkinson's disease, a disorder which affects movement and cognition, affects over a million Americans, including actor Michael J. Fox, who first brought it to the attention of many TV-watching Americans. It's characterized by a gradual loss of neurons that produce dopamine. Mutations in the gene known as DJ-1 lead to accelerated loss of dopaminergic neurons and result in the onset of Parkinson's symptoms at a young...

Are You A Lazy Slacker? You May Have Been Born That Way
2012-05-02 14:00:13

Image Credit: Photos.com New brain research suggests lazy people could be naturally born that way. Published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the study was performed by a team of scientists from Vanderbilt University who found evidence which suggests a person´s willingness to work hard and make money are tied to specific chemicals in 3 areas of the brain. The scientists also say these new studies could improve the treatment and research of Attention-Deficit Disorder, Depression...

2012-04-30 13:08:17

Discovery has implications for neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have determined how specific circuitry in the brain controls not only body movement but also motivation and learning, providing new insight into neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease–and psychiatric disorders such as addiction and depression. Previously, researchers in the laboratory of Gladstone Investigator Anatol Kreitzer, PhD, discovered how an...

2012-04-26 06:25:47

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today applauded Alabama Governor Robert Bentley for signing into law House Bill 363, legislation that significantly improves Alabama's methamphetamine enforcement laws by implementing a drug offender registry, stricter penalties for meth-related crime and enhancements to the state's real-time, stop-sale technology. HB 363 and its companion legislation in the Alabama Senate was authored by Rep....

2012-04-26 02:27:42

PHILADELPHIA, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shire plc [http://www.shire.com/shireplc/en/home ] (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced positive top-line results from a Phase 2 study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Vyvanse(R)(lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) Capsules, (CII) in adults with binge eating disorder. Following discussions with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Shire plans to conduct additional larger...

What Comes Up Must Go Down: Teens On Ecstasy And Speed
2012-04-19 12:29:07

After studying speed and ecstasy use in teenagers for 5 years, University of Montreal researchers have found that the drugs can actually cause depression. The study followed thousands of Canadian teenagers who used speed (meth/amphetamine) or ecstasy (MDMA) at ages 15 and 16. The results show these teens experienced severe depressive symptoms a year later. “Our findings are consistent with other human and animal studies that suggest long-term negative influences of synthetic drug...