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A potential new class of fast-acting antidepressant

More than 1 in 10 Americans take antidepressants, but these medications can take weeks—and for some patients, months—before they begin to alleviate symptoms. Now, scientists...

Eat More, Weigh Less: Worm Study Provides Clues to Better Fat-Loss...

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered key details of a brain-to-body signaling circuit that enables roundworms to lose weight independently of...

New model for probing antidepressant actions

The most widely prescribed antidepressants -- medicines such as Prozac, Lexapro and Paxil -- work by blocking the serotonin transporter, a brain protein that normally clears away the mood-regulating chemical serotonin. Or so the current thinking g...

Link between depression and inflammatory response found in mice

Vanderbilt University researchers may have found a clue to the blues that can come with the flu -- depression may be triggered by the same mechanisms that enable the immune system to respond to infection. In a study in the December issue of Neurop...

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...

Circuit regulating anti-diabetic actions of serotonin uncovered by UT Southwestern researchers

DALLAS -- Nov. 11, 2010 -- New findings by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center suggest that serotonin -- a brain chemical known to help regulate emotion, mood and sleep -- might also have anti-diabetic properties. The findings, app...

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