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Finding Points to Possible New Parkinson’s Therapy

When properly manipulated, support cells called astrocytes found in the brain could provide a new approach to treating Parkinson’s disease. These findings, which were made...

Why do you want to eat the baby?

What woman has not wanted to gobble up a baby placed in her arms, even if the baby is not hers? This reaction, which everyone...

Cell transplants may be a novel treatment for schizophrenia

Research from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio suggests the exciting possibility of using cell...

Pleasure response from chocolate: You can see it in the eyes

The brain's pleasure response to tasting food can be measured through the eyes using a common, low-cost ophthalmological tool, according to a study just...

Even without alcohol, taste of beer triggers dopamine release

The taste of beer, without any effect from alcohol itself, can trigger dopamine release in the brain, which is associated with drinking and other...

Non-dopaminergic drug preladenant reduces motor fluctuations in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Tampa, FL (Feb. 10, 2011) -- Preladenant, a non-dopaminergic medication, reduces off time in patients with Parkinson's disease receiving standard dopamine therapy, an international study led by the University of South Florida found. Results of th...

SLU research implicates natural toxin as triggering Parkinson’s disease

ST. LOUIS -- In new research from Saint Louis University, investigators have found evidence that a toxin produced by the brain is responsible for the series of cellular events that lead to Parkinson's disease. The study, published in PLoS One, foun...

Ritalin may ease early iron deficiency damage

Ritalin may help improve brain function in adolescent rats that were iron deficient during infancy, according to a team of Penn State neuroscientists. This may have implications for iron-deficient human infants as well. The researchers found that ...

Genetic trait could triple odds of whites’ susceptibility to heavy cocaine...

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Nearly one in five whites could carry a genetic variant that substantially increases their odds of being susceptible to severe cocaine abuse, according to new research. This genetic variant, characterized by one or both of two...

Euthymics presents phase II data for EB-1010 in major depression at...

Euthymics Bioscience, Inc. today will present Phase II clinical data demonstrating that its lead product candidate EB-1010, a next-generation antidepressant, is effective for treating major depressive disorder (MDD) based on multiple standard measur...

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