HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Seeing How the Brain Changes During Aging

oup has also developed a radiotracer that monitors the level of an enzyme called MAO B that breaks down dopamine. Levels of MAO B increase as we age, contributing to dopamine deficiency. A drug called L-Deprenyl inhibits MAO B and is used to treat patients with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Fowler says that the PET studies suggest that if we can do things to enhance the activity of dopamine in the human brain, we may be able to slow down some of the cognitive and motor declines in aging and might be able to help determine what doses of the drug would be most beneficial to an individual.

Paper ORGN 4 will be presented by J. S. Fowler from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Sun., March 29, in the Convention Center Ballroom A I, Level 3.

A nonprofit organization with a membership of more than 155,000 chemists and chemical engineers, the American Chemical Society publishes scientific journals, convenes major research conferences, and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.


'"/>

Contact: Nancy Blount
n_blount@acs.org
202/872-4440
American Chemical Society
30-Mar-1998


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Seeing the forest for the trees: The future of environmental policy lies in interaction
2. Seeing how plants split water could provide key to our future energy needs
3. Seeing stars after LASIK? Study suggests certain pre-surgery factors may be to blame
4. Seeing one weapon from a food-borne pathogen
5. Seeing Blue-Yellow Color Perception For The First Time
6. The CIA Would Like To Know What Scientists Are Seeing Over The Rainbow
7. Brain has center for detecting sound motion
8. Brains reward circuitry revealed in procrastinating primates
9. Brain serotonin enzyme finding might explain psychiatric disorders
10. Brain development and puberty may be key factors in learning disorders
11. Organization for Human Brain Mapping 2004 Annual Meeting

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/24/2016)... 2016 Ampronix facilitates superior patient care by providing unparalleled technology to leaders ... is the latest premium product recently added to the range of products distributed by ... ... ... LCD Medical Display- Ampronix News ...
(Date:5/9/2016)... , UAE, May 9, 2016 ... when it comes to expanding freedom for high net ... Even in today,s globally connected world, there is ... conferencing system could ever duplicate sealing your deal with ... obtaining second passports by taking advantage of citizenship via ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... LONDON , April 26, 2016 ... EdgeVerve Systems, a product subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: ... a partnership to integrate the Onegini mobile security ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20151104/283829LOGO ) The ... enhanced security to access and transact across channels. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/27/2016)... , June 27, 2016  Liquid Biotech ... announced the funding of a Sponsored Research Agreement ... circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from cancer patients.  The ... in CTC levels correlate with clinical outcomes in ... These data will then be employed to support ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Regular discussions on a ... take place between the two entities said Poloz. ... Ottawa , he pointed to the country,s ... the federal government. ... said, "Both institutions have common economic goals, why not sit ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... NY (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... While ... machines such as the Cary 5000 and the 6000i models are higher end machines ... is the height of the spectrophotometer’s light beam from the bottom of the cuvette ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... Mosio, ... second eBook, “Clinical Trials Patient Recruitment and Retention Tips.” Partnering with experienced clinical ... eBook by providing practical tips, tools, and strategies for clinical researchers. , “The ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: