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NIH to investigate Ohio State University spinal injury course
...line immunodeficiency virus and injected them with methamphetamine
("speed") in an attempt to create an animal model for HIV-positive humans using drugs. Ohio State University received a grant from the NIH's National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to fund the spinal cord injury techniques course ov...
One hit of crystal meth causes birth defects: U of T study
A single prenatal dose of methamphetamine
commonly known as speed may be enough to cause l...etermined that exposing pregnant mice only once to methamphetamine
led to delivery of offspring with long-term neurodevelopmental problems, including reduced motor co-...
Amphetamines reverse Parkinson's disease symptoms in mice
...h high doses of amphetamine derivatives including methamphetamine
and MDMA, otherwise known as Ecstasy reversed those symptoms. Ecstasy was most effective at counteracting the manifestations of Parkinson's symptoms in the mice, with the beneficial effects becoming more pronounced with increasing dose. The research...
New mechanism found for neurodegenerative effects of amphetamines in mice
...ion of whether amphetamines like ecstasy (MDMA) or methamphetamine
(METH) cause neurodegeneration in humans is one of the most controversial areas in science today," says Professor Peter Wells of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, lead author of the study that appears in the April issue of the journal of the Federa...
Meth promotes spread of virus in HIV-infected users
...c cells overloaded with virus due to the action of methamphetamine
can overwhelm the T cells, the major target of HIV, and disrupt the immune response, promoting HIV infection. "Now that we have identified the target receptor, we can develop ways to block that receptor and decrease the viral spread," said Nair. ...
University, VA hospital launch nation's first comprehensive meth research center
...ation's first federally funded center for studying methamphetamine
abuse from its genetic underpinnings to its prevention through public education programs. Oregon Health & Science University and the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center have jointly launched the Methamphetamine Abuse Research Center, or MARC, w...
First biomarker for human sleepiness identified in fruit flies
...b previously showed that they can use caffeine and methamphetamine
to keep flies awake. Caffeine inflicts sleep debt,...leep for extended periods when it wears off, while methamphetamine
does not. When they monitored fly amylase levels in response to these drugs, they found caffeine dro...
2007 AAAS Annual Meeting Headlines
... proposal for "reliable warheads" The impacts of methamphetamine
and other drugs on brain function Efforts to revive threatened or extinct languages Lost memories from infancy And much more. The climate-change town hall, featuring experts such as Lonnie Thompson of Ohio State University, Margaret Leinen of ...
OHSU lab finds meth receptor that could lead to therapy
...ost recent article, we provide clear evidence that methamphetamine
is a full and potent agonist of TAAR1. In other wo...cessary features to be considered a real target of methamphetamine
and amphetamine in rodents and probably humans, too." Grandy added that it's his hope that "these ...
Common treatment for methamphetamine overdose may damage brain cells
...ntipsychotic drug used in emergency rooms to treat methamphetamine
overdose damages nerve cells in an area of the bra...he combination of the medication, haloperidol, and methamphetamine
causes the destructive effects, not either one alone. Senior author Bryan Yamamoto, PhD, and his tea...