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New Study Throws Into Question Long-Held Belief About Depression

Michael Bernstein, American Chemical Society New evidence puts into doubt the long-standing belief that a deficiency in serotonin — a chemical messenger in the brain — plays a central role in depression. In the journal ACS Chemical...

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genetic testing for stress
2014-08-06 05:25:46

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Everyone feels stressed out at times; however, for some stress evolves into mental and physical illnesses that lead to even worse illnesses and issues. For these reasons, scientists and doctors have long studied stress looking at what causes stress, how stress affects people, and what can be done to prevent and/or treat stress-related illnesses. On Saturday, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSC)...

2014-08-04 09:45:12

Duke University Epigenetic control of serotonin transporter makes difference The tiny addition of a chemical mark atop a gene that is well known for its involvement in clinical depression and posttraumatic stress disorder can affect the way a person's brain responds to threats, according to a new study by Duke University researchers. The results, which appear online August 3 in Nature Neuroscience, go beyond genetics to help explain why some individuals may be more vulnerable than...

2014-08-04 09:37:10

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Neurons are the cells of our brain, spinal cord, and overall nervous system. They form complex networks to communicate with each other through electrical signals that are carried by chemicals. These chemicals bind to structures on the surface of neurons that are called neuroreceptors, opening or closing electrical pathways that allow transmission of the signal from neuron to neuron. One neuroreceptor, called 5HT3-R, is involved in conditions like...

2014-07-30 08:32:46

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. and SAN DIEGO, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. and Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) announced today that an article based on post-hoc analyses from the three pivotal Phase 3 trials of lorcaserin entitled, "Early Weight Loss While on Lorcaserin, Diet, and Exercise as a Predictor of Week 52 Weight-Loss Outcomes," was recently published in the online issue of Obesity, the official peer reviewed journal of The Obesity Society. The objective of these...

2014-07-29 08:32:10

-- 2014 Nomination follows Previous Nomination in 2013 -- WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. and SAN DIEGO, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. and Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) announced today that BELVIQ(®) (lorcaserin HCl) has been nominated by the Galien Foundation and Awards Committee for the 2014 Prix Galien USA Award in the Best Pharmaceutical Agent category. BELVIQ was previously nominated for this award in 2013. "Eisai's commitment to patient care is the driving force behind our...

2014-07-10 08:27:50

-- Sales Force Increased to Approximately 600 Sales Specialists -- SAN DIEGO, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) today reported that Eisai Inc. has completed its planned increase of more than 200 new contract sales representatives in its Metabolic Business Unit, increasing the sales force for BELVIQ® by 50% to approximately 600. Eisai expects this expansion of the sales force will enable them to increase their reach to approximately 92,000 physicians in...

Combining St. John's Wort With Prescription Drugs May Be Lethal
2014-07-01 14:56:50

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center reports that St. John’s wort, which is the leading complementary and alternative treatment for depression in the United States, is possibly dangerous when combined with common prescription drugs. When taking the herbal supplement, patients can experience a reduced concentration of many drugs including, oral contraceptive, blood thinners, cancer chemotherapy and blood pressure...

2014-06-21 23:03:07

The solar and serotonin systems are celebrated this Solstice Day 2014 in a bit of PubMed research. Author and publisher Bryan W. Brickner highlights established and new science supporting the fact that one’s serotonin system is as important to life (and health) as the sun. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 21, 2014 “Tales of reducing hot flashes and insomnia?” opened political scientist Bryan W. Brickner. “No, not today’s solstice ~ serotonin is the answer.” Serotonin (5-HT,...

2014-06-18 23:05:42

Transparency Market Research includes new market research report "5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its huge collection of research reports. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/5-htp-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Transparency Market Research has released a new market report titled "5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) Market for Food and Beverage,...

2014-06-17 16:21:26

DUBLIN, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7cvbrm/5hydroxytryptopha) has announced the addition of the "Global 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) Market for Food and Beverage, Dietary Supplements, Medical and Other Applications - Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769Demand for 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is primarily ascribed to increasing consumption of anti-depressant...


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