Tag: "depression" at biology news
Guiding gas exploration: U-M research offers inexpensive tool
...ntrim Shale deposits in the Michigan Basin, a deep depression
filled with sediments that date back to the Paleozoic Era. While thermogenic gas forms far below the surface in the centers of such depressions, microbial gas is produced along the shallow edges. In previous work, the researchers showed that freshwat...
JCI table of contents, 17 May 2004
...ng Barriers with MMP-9 * TITLE: Cortical spreading depression
activates and upregulates MMP-9 AUTHOR CONTACT: Michael A. Moskowitz, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA. Phone: 617-726-8440; Fax: 617-726-2547; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org View the PDF of this article at:...
The UV advantage
...nal affective disorder, premenstrual syndrome, and depression
"The literature is clear. Adequate amounts of vitamin D cannot be achieved by at the current low levels set years ago by the Institute of Medicine 200 IU a day. Consumers should routinely be taking five times that amount, 1000 International...
Synthetic hormone used in contraceptives and HRT produces negative effects in monkey studies
...ngs may explain anecdotal reports of mood changes, depression
and loss of libido in some women who use MPA for contraception and HRT. In the counter balanced-designed study, Yerkes and CBN post-doctoral fellow Karen Pazol, PhD, compared aggression, anxiety and sexual behavior in six female pigtail maca...
Tulane opens doors to discovery
...d conditions, such as heart disease, hypertension, depression
and other illnesses that threaten health today. Speakers will include Elias Zerhouni, director of the National Institutes of Health; Paul Whelton, senior vice president for health sciences at Tulane; and renowned mental health researcher and professo...
Noah's modern ark: The role of ART in conserving endangered species
...able offspring. We are trying to avoid inbreeding depression
that occurs commonly in captivity and, increasingly, in the wild. ART has huge implications for avoiding the loss of genetic diversity, by moving eggs and sperm between institutions or for breeding animals that fail to mate naturally." The need to m...
Donaghue Women's Health Investigator Program awards grants to three at Yale
...eurobiological mechanisms that underlie postpartum depression
(PPD), which poses a highly significant health ris...ng of the neurobiology of peri- and postmenopausal depression
and may have profound effects on the treatment of depression
during this stage in women's lives. Th...
Severe depression associated with greater number of nerve cells in thalamus region of brain
Individuals who suffer from severe depression
have more nerve cells in the part of the brain tha...son group with no history of mental illness. Major depression
is characterized by a depressed mood and lack of interest or pleasure in normal activities for a pro...
Brain serotonin enzyme finding might explain psychiatric disorders
...evels are decreased, as may occur in patients with depression
and other psychiatric disorders, communication among neurons stalls. SSRIs counteract the breakdown by slowing the re-uptake of serotonin, allowing the body to make the best use of abnormally low levels of the chemical messenger, the researchers expl...
UW study: Migrating birds offer insight into sleep
... sleep changes that typically occur in humans with depression
or bipolar disorder. "We already know from human studies that people with severe depression
and mania show characteristic changes in their sleep patterns, such as having insomnia and entering ...
Scientists build on case connecting inflammatory disease and depression
...nd the mechanisms that are responsible for causing depression
in patients with inflammatory diseases," Dantzer s...immunotherapy challenge this view and suggest that depression
may originate in the immune system. Immunotherapy is used to treat patients who suffer either from ...
Study: Mothers turn fearless when peptide level drops
...neglect or harm their offspring. "Postpartum depression
in some individuals has been linked to higher leve...ts, then it explains why moms with high postpartum depression
and high CRH not only may neglect, but also may abuse, their children." ...
Study shows impact of emotionally healthy fathers when mothers' poor mental health affects children
...screen for serious adult mental illness, including depression
and anxiety disorders. Parents with scores in the upper 25 percent were considered to be in poorer mental health. The researchers also found that when a mother and father have poor mental health, the influence on a child's behavioral problems is par...
Depression traced to overactive brain circuit
...ing brain circuit is overactive in people prone to depression
even when they are not depressed. Researchers dis...en triggering symptoms in people with a history of depression
and even in healthy people from depression-prone families. This added to evidence that a genetic p...
Discoveries in neuroscience
...ases, mefloquine can cause anxiety, panic attacks, depression
and other psychotic side effects. Doctors have never understood why. Connors and Cruikshank said their research may hold the answer: Connexin shut-down in the brain....
Alcohol-use and depression among pregnant and postpartum women
Alcohol-use disorders and depression
commonly coexist. A new study examines co-occurring alcohol-use and depression
symptoms among pregnant and postpartum women. Women who experience depressive symptoms, binge drink,...
Serotonin metabolites in mollusks suggest pathways for human therapies
...a path toward future pharmaceutical treatments for depression
and other disorders. "Understanding novel serotonin pathways in a tissue-dependent manner is useful for the development of pharmaceuticals intended to preserve serotonergic signaling," said Jeffrey N. Stuart, a doctoral student in the department of ...
New treatment for fibromyalgia
... Not all patients with fibromyalgia, however, have depression
or respond to antidepressants. Treatment studies o... of pressure pain threshold. Women with or without depression
receiving duloxetine benefited emotionally and physically, reporting improvements in general mood, a...
UT Southwestern biochemist honored with NIH Director's Pioneer Award
... of the relationship between circadian rhythms and depression
might impact drug discovery in the treatment of potentially significant forms of mood disorder. "Taking major risks and achieving momentous accomplishments have characterized Steve McKnight's career," said Dr. Kern Wildenthal, president of UT S...
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