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2012-08-07 23:17:46

Biomarkers help pinpoint mechanisms, predict outcomes -- NIH studies Scientists have discovered a biological marker that may help to identify which depressed patients will respond to an experimental, rapid-acting antidepressant. The brain signal, detectable by noninvasive imaging, also holds clues to the agent's underlying mechanism, which are vital for drug development, say National Institutes of Health researchers. The signal is among the latest of several such markers, including...

2012-07-12 23:00:33

Even moderate use of sleeping pills carries potential long-term risks. Dr. Dan Naim, a sleep specialist, recommends a non-drug route for treating insomnia. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 12, 2012 Early death is one of the risks associated with sleeping pills, according to a new study. While up to 10 percent of adults in the U.S. take some form of sleep aid medication, Dr. Dan Naim of Los Angeles Sleep Study Institute recommends sleeping pills only after non-drug routes are exhausted and for...

New Brain Receptor For Drug Fantasy Identified
2012-07-03 06:16:59

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Alcohol and drugs are just a few of the things that can possibly be found at play in a nightclub. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen (UC) recently studied the effects of a particular drug called Fantasy. With their studies, the UC researchers revealed that they were able to gain a better understanding of the biological makeup of gamma-hydroxbutryic acid (GHB,) a transmitter substance found in the brain. GHB is related...

Common Cat Anesthetic Used To Treat Depressed Patients
2012-05-31 04:12:00

Ketamine, an anesthetic commonly used in veterinary practice for feline surgical procedures, has been found to help bipolar patients suffering from depression. Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health had previously found that a single dose of ketamine produced rapid antidepressant effects in depressed patients with bipolar disorder. The team has now replicated that finding in an independent group of depressed patients, who also had bipolar disorder. During the new...

2012-05-08 10:51:51

One of these new abused drugs is methoxetamine (MXE), sold as a “legal” alternative to ketamine A group of researchers from the IMIM (Hospital del Mar Research Institute) and from the INAD (Hospital del Mar Neuropsychiatry and Addictions Institute) has participated in an international study aiming to give a general overview at a chemical, pharmacological and behavioral level of a recently appeared new chemical compound, according to the Recreational Drugs European Network, as a...

2012-05-08 10:48:07

Antidepressive drugs reduce the mortality rate of schizophrenic patients, while treatment with bensodiazepines greatly increases it, especially as regards suicide. Giving several antipsychotics simultaneously, however, seems to have no effect at all. This according to a new study examining different drug combinations administered to patients with schizophrenia. "We weren't aware that the beneficial effects of antidepressives were so powerful," says Jari Tiihonen, professor of clinical...

2012-04-23 03:13:35

Tokyo, Apr 17, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it will launch the insomnia treatment Lunesta(R) (eszopiclone) in Japan on April 18.Lunesta, originally discovered and developed by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. ("Sunovion"; formerly Sepracor Inc.; currently a U.S. subsidiary of Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd.), is the first non-benzodiazepine type GABAA agonist to be launched in Japan in 12 years, and is believed to enhance GABA activity while exerting hypnotic...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.