Tag: "depression" at biology news
Omega-3 fatty acids affect risk of depression, inflammation
...n another may be at greater risk for both clinical depression
and certain inflammatory diseases. The report, p...riable in the equation as to how people respond to depression
and stress." The study, conducted in OSU's Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, focused on ...
Getting dirty may lift your mood
...lack of serotonin in the brain is thought to cause depression
in people, thus M. vaccaes effects on the behavior of mice may be due to increasing the release of serotonin in parts of the brain that regulate mood. The new research supports this hypothesis, but future studies will be designed to determine if M....
UT Metroplex institutions to collaborate on biomedical research
...outhwestern. This study examines the links between depression
and other negative emotions felt by patients with lung cancer and their treatment outcomes. "Genetic, molecular and neurological bases of sexual discrimination in Drosophila" Dr. Pawel Michalak, assistant professor of biology at UTA, and Dr. Dea...
A 'traffic light' for neurons means 'go' for improving brain research
...at's going wrong in patients with ailments such as depression
or Parkinson's disease. New Stanford-led research published in the April 5 issue of Nature describes a technique to directly control brain cell activity with light. It is a novel means for experimenting with neural circuits and could eventually lead ...
Networking around the clock
... light on a poorly understood relationship between depression
and circadian rhythm. The authors concluded that shaggy, the Drosophila homologue of the human gene GSK-3, is a key part of the biochemical pathway that signals the light changes in the environment to the core clock. GSK-3 is also the target of lithi...
Partners of cancer survivors at risk for depression
...s of partners and survivors suffered from clinical depression
(20% vs. 22%), depressed partners were less likely...erience as much if not more anxiety, distress, and depression
than patients themselves. However, this is the first study to examine the very long-term quality of ...
Not so contoversial anymore -- panel says moderate coffee drinking reduces many risks
...of Alzheimer's disease, kidney stones, gallstones, depression
and even suicide. Dr. Coughlin and two distinguished researchers discussed some of the benefits - and a couple of the remaining increased risk factors (possible increase in blood pressure and plasma homocysteine) - on April 30 at the Experimental ...
Delayed treatment of childhood-onset bipolar disorder results in negative outcome in adults
... of illness to first pharmacological treatment for depression
or mania was available for 420 patients. For thos... days depressed, more days in which both mania and depression
occurred within a 24-hour period (ultradian cycling), and greater number of manic and depressive epi...
Gene malfunctions cause schizophrenia, depression symptoms in mice
...ne that had been associated with schizophrenia and depression
does indeed cause symptoms of those disorders. They said their findings in mice offer a possible animal model for developing treatments for schizophrenia and depression. Also, they said their findings support the theory that the two disorders share c...
Study of damaged gene gives insight into causes of mental illness
... this gene as being linked to schizophrenia, manic depression
(bipolar affective disorder) and major depression....chizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and major depression
are unknown, all the evidence points to subtle differences in the way the brain develops and to chem...
Spouse may 'drive you to drink' but also can protect you from alcohol
...ence but also other psychiatric disorders, such as depression
and how those factors interact. And she says as more is learned about these risks, it's important to let people know what they're up against. "Education is a key to reducing risk for alcohol dependence," she says. "Regardless of genetic risks, ther...
$4.4 million NIH grant renews Echinacea and St John's wort research at Iowa State
...ndard antidepressants in treating mild to moderate depression
and with fewer side effects. Research supports its potential application to a wide range of other health conditions, including premenstrual syndrome and alcohol and smoking cessation. More information is at http://nccam.nih.gov/health/stjohnswort/...
Slowing the racing heart
...esent in high concentrations in the heart, signals depression
in the action of adrenaline and adrenaline-like chemicals on the pacemaker cell, playing an important role in slowing down the heart rate. "The enzyme works through calcium and potassium channels that we know to be key players in the generation and...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
... motor learning is thought to arise from long-term depression
(LTD) of excitatory parallel fibers (PFs) triggered by simultaneous climbing fiber (CF) activity. Mittmann and Husser show this week that its not quite so simple: plasticity at feedforward inhibitory synapses is also important. The authors recorded f...
New insights into the neural basis of anxiety
...nalling has been implicated in disorders including depression
and anxiety and like our mice patients suffering from these conditions also overreact to ambiguous situations," Gross says. "The next step was to identify the brain regions that are responsible for such complex fear behaviour and the processing of am...
A first: Simultaneous PET/MR images of the brain debut, increase molecular imaging capabilities
...disorders like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, epilepsy, depression
and schizophrenia," he emphasized. "The feasibility of simultaneous PET/MR imaging in humans opens new potentials in the emerging field of molecular imaging. Our data prove that the PET/MR scanner allows even multifunctional imaging with PET, func...
Depiction of findings selected as '2007 Image of the Year' by Society for Nuclear Medicine
...that MAO-inhibitor drugs are effective in treating depression
and are not associated with aggressive behavior, she added. SNM past president and historian Henry N. Wagner Jr. announced the depiction of the Brookhaven Center for Translational Neuroimaging findings as the Image of the Year at a press conference...
Hypothyroidism clearly linked to mood swings
...roidism is often associated with mood changes like depression
lethargy. Researchers, studying underlying brain p...e reach a normal rangecalled euthyroidlethargy and depression
often lift. However, in some patients, the depression
persists, which means that successful therapy ...
A possible mechanistic link between stress and the development of Alzheimer tangles
...of them are already in stage 2 clinical trials for depression
and other mood disorders. We may have discovered another application. Such drugs could have a prophylactic effect or delay the progression of Alzheimers disease, Sawchenko says....
OHSU scientists find antidepressant, bone loss link
...ue to menopause. "One of the concerns we had was depression
has its own effects on bones, so depressed people probably have lower bone density independent of their SSRI use," Bliziotes said. "Still we found that the bone density was lower in SSRI users even after controlling for as many confounding variables ...
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