Researchers reveal Prozac reactions to increase serotonin level

The response time to antidepressants, such as Prozac, is around three weeks. How can we explain this? The adaptation mechanisms of the neurons to antidepressants has, until now, remained enigmatic. Research, published this week by the teams of Odile Kellermann (Inserm Unit 747 Cellules souches, Signalisation et Prions, Universit- Paris-Descartes) and of Jean-Marie Launay (Inserm […]
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Common Alzheimer’s disease drug enhances learning of new skills

Research on a drug commonly prescribed to Alzheimer’s disease patients is helping neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley, better understand perceptual learning in healthy adults. In a new study, to be published online Thursday, Sept. 16, in the journal Current Biology, researchers from UC Berkeley’s Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and School of Optometry found […]
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New imaging technique visualizes myocardial scar and heart’s blood vessels simultaneously

Cardiologists and surgeons may soon have a new tool to improve outcomes for patients requiring pacemakers, bypass surgery or angioplasties. Research led by Dr. James White and his colleagues at The University of Western Ontario has led to a new imaging technique, which provides a single, 3D high-resolution image of the heart revealing both its […]
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Study identifies venous thromboembolism risk factors after THR surgery

Risk factors for venous thromboembolism after total hip replacement (THR) surgery were identified in a new study published in the September 2010 issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS). While the rate of thromboembolism has been significantly reduced through medication, understanding the risk factors could further reduce the likelihood of patients developing […]
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Researchers decode key DNA in evolution of aging, development and fertility

Breakthrough study could transform drug, aging and fertility research UC Irvine researchers have deciphered how lowly fruit flies bred to rapidly develop and reproduce actually evolve over time. The findings, reported in the Sept. 15 online issue of Nature, contradict the long-held belief that sexual beings evolve the same way simpler organisms do and could […]
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Metal ‘pancreas’ may help diabetics

A researcher has developed an artificial pancreas that she says could revolutionise the treatment of diabetes. The device, developed by Professor Joan Taylor from De Montfort University, Leicester, could even put an end to daily injections diabetics have to endure to regulate their glucose levels. Glucose levels are normally controlled by the hormone insulin, released […]
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Broccoli protects against arthritis

Scientists are launching a groundbreaking new project to investigate the benefits of broccoli in the fight against osteoarthritis. Initial laboratory research at University of East Anglia (UEA) has shown that a compound in broccoli called sulforaphane blocks the enzymes that cause joint destruction in osteo arthritis – the most common form of arthritis. Broccoli has […]
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Dementia reversal diet claims ‘are misleading’

A major dementia charity has criticised reports which suggest that a change in diet could reverse dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s Society, “misleading” statements that suggest the use of dietary supplements can reverse the degenerative effects of dementia do nothing but provide vulnerable people with false hope. The charity insists that dementia is a progressive […]
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Supplements for arthritis have no benefit

Supplements prescribed to thousands of arthritis sufferers have no effect, according to researchers. Glucosamine and chondroitin are prescribed and purchased over the counter by patients to alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, which occurs in the knee and hip. Around 8.5 million Britons are thought to suffer from the condition, which […]
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New Study Reports Ginger Effective For Muscle Pain Relief

Daily doses of raw or heat-treated ginger are effective for relieving muscle pain following strenuous exercise, according to research reported in The Journal of Pain, published by the American Pain Society. Though a favorite remedy of Chinese medicine practitioners for centuries, ginger has not been studied widely as a pain reliever. Some research, however, has […]
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