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2009-06-26 11:55:00

Researchers have found that the anti-malarial drug quinine can block a cell's ability to take up the essential amino acid tryptophan, a discovery that may explain many of the adverse side-effects associated with quinine. Once confirmed, these findings would suggest that dietary tryptophan supplements could be a simple and inexpensive way to improve the performance of this important drug.Quinine is a very commonly used anti-malarial drug, yet to this day the principal mode of quinine action...

2009-06-24 19:04:10

Lack of the happiness hormone serotonin in the brain causes impaired maternal behavior in mice, researchers in Germany said. Researchers Dr. Natalia Alenina, Dana Kikic and Michael Bader of the Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine Berlin-Buch said that they also found that the presence of serotonin in the brain is not crucial for the survival of the animals. Furthermore, the researchers were able to confirm that there are two strictly separate pathways of serotonin production -- one...

2009-06-23 11:08:36

A lack of serotonin, commonly known as the "happiness hormone", in the brain slows the growth of mice after birth and is responsible for impaired maternal behavior later in life. This was the result of research conducted by Dr. Natalia Alenina, Dana Kikic, and Professor Michael Bader of the Max Delbrck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch, Germany. At the same time, the researchers discovered that the presence of serotonin in the brain is not crucial for the survival of the...

2009-06-22 10:35:09

Melatonin can slow down the effects of aging. A team at laboratoire Arago in Banyuls sur Mer (CNRS / Universit© Pierre et Marie Curie) has found that a treatment based on melatonin can delay the first signs of aging in a small mammal. These results appeared in the journal PLoS ONE on 15 June 2009.Better known as the "Ëœtime-keeping' hormone, melatonin is naturally secreted by the body during the night. It is therefore a kind of biological signal for nightfall, allowing an...

2009-06-03 10:09:10

Until now diseases like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have been difficult to study biologically, since this would entail taking samples from the patient's brain. But new research findings from ×rebro University in Sweden show that it is just as good to study a certain type of skin cells, since they function in a way that is similar to a type of brain cells that are suspected of playing a major role in both disorders."Among other benefits, this makes it considerably...

2009-05-08 16:35:19

Suicide rates in Greenland increase during the summer, peaking in June, perhaps due to the insomnia caused by incessant daylight, researchers in Sweden say. The study, published in the journal BMC Psychiatry, finds there was a concentration of suicides in the summer months, and this seasonal effect was especially pronounced in the north of the country -- an area where the sun doesn't set between the end of April and the end of August. Study leader Karin Sparring Bjorksten of the Karolinska...

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2009-05-08 11:25:00

Researchers have found that insomnia caused by the incessant sunlight of long summer days in places like Greenland is causing an increased rate of suicide. It has been commonly believed that the number of suicide cases tends to increase in late autumn and early winter months with more hours of darkness, however new findings indicate that regions experiencing constant sunlight in summer seasons may be equally hazardous. Karin Sparring Bjorksten of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and...

2009-05-07 11:38:00

STAMFORD, Conn., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- RYZOLT(TM) (tramadol HCl extended-release tablets) is now available from Purdue Pharma L.P. for the management of moderate to moderately severe chronic pain in adults who require around-the-clock treatment of their pain for an extended period of time. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090507/NY13103) RYZOLT's active ingredient, tramadol, is a centrally-acting synthetic opioid analgesic that binds to the mu -opioid receptor and also...

2009-04-20 07:00:00

NEW YORK and SAN DIEGO, April 20, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX) and Cypress Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYPB) announced today that Savella(TM) (milnacipran HCl), a selective serotonin and norepinephrine dual reuptake inhibitor approved for the management of fibromyalgia, will be shipped to wholesalers on April 24th and will be available at pharmacies beginning on April 28th. After Savella was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on...

2009-04-02 14:44:00

TULSA, Okla., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- enlyten is pleased to announce the signing of four time World Champion and 15 time NBA All Star Shaquille O'Neal as the official enlyten spokesperson. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://news.prnewswire.com/viewrelease.aspx?STORY=MTQ= "Shaquille is a tremendous representative of the enlyten brand. He is indisputably one of the most extraordinary athletes in the world. His dominant play on the court coupled...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'