Tag: "depression" at biology news
Support groups aid women with 'breast cancer gene mutations'
...y finds support groups can relieve the anxiety and depression
associated with carrying BRCA1 or 2 gene mutations...hey must address difficult issues that can lead to depression
and anxiety, including the perception of personal vulnerability to cancer, and communicating the inh...
A new culprit in depression?
...N ARBOR, Mich. -- The brains of people with severe depression
have lower levels of several related molecules tha..., suggests a whole new direction for understanding depression
and developing new depression
treatments. It may even help scientists understand how some antidepres...
Early life stress can inhibit development of brain-cell communication zones, UCI study finds
...ondition found in mental disorders such as autism, depression
and mental retardation. These are the findings of...omplex cascade of brain effects that is related to depression
and dementia. This study reveals a novel role of CRH in this cascade." Communication among brain cel...
Study demonstrates Cenestin reduces sleep disturbances/night sweats in post-menopausal women
...so has to manage potential increased irritability, depression
and loss of well-being resulting from poor sleep." "This pilot study is encouraging because it showed that when menopausal women took an estrogen therapy like Cenestin, the number of night sweats and hot flashes they experienced was reduced and th...
Antipsychotic drugs stop fatal viral infection in brain cells
...otonin, a compound that plays an important role in depression
and anxiety. That receptor, or cellular "gate," opens and allows the virus to get inside cells. To be sure that 5HT2AR was the cellular receptor for the virus, Atwood's team conducted a novel experiment. They took a line of cancer cells that lack 5HT...
Study in Royal Society journal on possible genetic factors in social responsiblity
...d The focus of inbreeding depression
studies has been on viability, with much less atte...sterility accounts for 70% of the total inbreeding depression
in this species. More remarkable is that the sterility effect is restricted to males, with female fe...
NIH provides $32.8 million to enhance biomedical informatics research network
...orrelate to symptoms such as memory dysfunction or depression
and whether specific structural differences distinguish diagnostic categories. The Mouse BIRN is examining animal models of multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease, ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), Tourette's Syndrome...
Genetic defect confers risk of major depression, resistance to SSRI drug therapy
...een widely suspected as a key contributor to major depression
and other neuropsychiatric disorders," said James ...ric disorder, the researchers said. Patients with depression
who carry the abnormal gene also show resistance to treatment with selective serotonin reuptake inhi...
Mutant gene linked to treatment-resistant depression
... could lead to a genetic test for vulnerability to depression
and a way to predict which patients might respond ... 10 percent of the 87 patients with unipolar major depression
carried the mutation, compared to only one percent of the 219 controls. Among the nine SSRI-resista...
Research finds genetic link to antidepressants
...n in anxiety and a 30 percent greater reduction in depression
in response to the anti-depressants Prozac and desipramine than did patients without the gene variation in question. IMPACT: The findings for the first time show an association between responses to specific anti-depressants and a stress-related gen...
Genetic polymorphisms, antidepressant use may be associated with altered tamoxifen activity
... to their already established role in treatment of depression
and other psychiatric illnesses. It is possible that testing of CYP2D6 genetic variants and careful attention to use of CYP2D6 inhibitors may help identify a group of women who may experience greater benefit from tamoxifen and/or who might benefit mo...
Research could lead to new treatments for blindness
...or other human conditions, including some sorts of depression
and insomnia. "The truth is, we just don't know what else melanopsin could be responsible for," said Dr Lucas. "But now that we understand the role of this gene we can further investigate its influence in such areas as mood and sleep patterns." The r...
New neurons born in adult rat cortex
... involved in the thinking and mood disturbances of depression
and anxiety? Now, scientists at the National Institute of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) have found newly born neurons that communicate via the chemical messenger GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) in adult rat cortex, seat o...
New study in JAMA details trends in diagnosis, treatment of brain tumors
...nts with symptoms of depression. "The incidence of depression
is very high and very few of these patients are treated for depression. This isone patient management tool that could be implement immediately to help a patients' quality of life," Laws said. Few patients (7 percent) received the drug heparin for blo...
Rat brain's executive hub quells alarm center if stress is controllable
...evelop learned helplessness, a syndrome similar to depression
and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They lo..., eventually, the same behaviors characteristic of depression
(failure to learn to escape) and anxiety (exaggerated fear conditioning) as rats exposed to uncontro...
New research questions basic tenet of neuron function
...ical disorders such as mental retardation, autism, depression
and epilepsy, all of which have been linked to abnormalneurotransmitter function, said Dr. Kavalali. In neuronal cell cultures, the researchers labeled synaptic vesicles with a fluorescent dye and observed how and when the vesicles released neurotra...
Epilepsy and depression - A two-way street?
... DC - Researchers have noted a higher incidence of depression
among patients with epilepsy than the general popu...onic conditions such as diabetes. For a long time, depression
was thought to be a complication of epilepsy. But there is evidence that the connection between epil...
Virginia Tech patents advance microprocessors, vaccines, vision, vibration control, more
...can cause serious clinical manifestations, such as depression
and anxiety. Such an imbalance may occur when not ...n the patent may be useful for treating classes of depression
and anxiety that are resistant to existing medications. The patent is assigned to VTIP and the Mayo ...
New study will push forward understanding of post-natal illnesses
...p the one in ten women who suffer from anxiety and depression
following the birth of their babies. Dr Simone Meddle of the University's Centre for Integrated Physiology, explained: "Childbirth is a powerful cause of psychiatric disorders in women; perhaps more than any other lifetime event, it causes significan...
Researchers identify potential therapeutic target for Huntington's disease
...tor control and cognitive functions, as well as by depression
or other psychiatric problems....
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