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Chemical Injections for Fat Removal

...ume. This pathway involves two players − a neurotransmitter (neuropeptide Y, or NPY) and the receptor (neuropeptide Y2 receptor, or Y2R) it activates in two types of cells in the fat tissue: endothelial cells lining blood vessels and fat cells themselves. In order to add fat selectively to the mice they te...

Scientists Discover Key to Manipulating Fat

... consume. This pathway involves two players -- a neurotransmitter (NPY) and the receptor (Y2R) it activates in the fat tissue: endothelial cells lining blood vessels and fat cells themselves. In order to add fat selectively to the mice they tested, researchers injected NPY into a specific area. They found that both...

Neurotransmitter That can Yield New Insights in the Fight Against Diabetes Identified

...new insights in the fight against diabetes, is the neurotransmitter norepinephrine. According to the researchers, the chemical travels from the hindbrain, which receives warnings of low glucose levels from the body, to the paraventricular hypothalamus, which authorises the consumption of energy stores to replace t...

Shed Off Your Shyness With a Nasal Spray!

...e powers of a feel-good hormone called oxytocin, a neurotransmitter in the brain that is involved in social recognition and bonding. The mammalian hormone is produced naturally by the body when a person is in love, and it also induces labour in pregnant women. The spray contains a synthetic version of it, created ...

Genetic Tests Could Help Decide the Right Anti-depressants

...identified genetic variations that affect specific neurotransmitter functions, which could explain why some patients respond to some drugs but not to others. For example, some depressed patients respond quickly to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which relieve depression, in part, by flooding the br...

Urate Reduces the Risk of Parkinsons Disease

...h destruction of brain cells producing dopamine, a neurotransmitter essential to the normal functioning of the central nervous system. "This is the strongest evidence to date that urate may protect against Parkinson's disease," said lead author Marc Weisskopf, Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational E...

High Urate Levels in Blood Linked to Reduced Parkinson's Risk

...h destruction of brain cells producing dopamine, a neurotransmitter essential to the normal functioning of the central nervous system. Marc Weisskop said that the results of the study provided the 'strongest evidence to date' that urate, a normal component of blood might also have beneficial effects in its capacity...

Gene Therapy for Parkinsons Disease

...boxylase. This enzyme is critical in controlling a neurotransmitter called GABA. In Parkinsons, GABA is reduced in an area of the brain called the subthalamic nucleus. This region is working on overdrive in the disease process and GABA is an inhibitory transmitter and is important in trying to calm this hyper-react...

Common Antidepressants Linked to Increased Bone Loss in Older Adults

...nhibiting the protein that transports serotonin, a neurotransmitter involved in sleep and depression, according to background information in the articles, and which has recently been discovered in bone as well. The findings raise the possibility that SSRIs, which are often prescribed to the elderly, may affect bone...

Antidepressents may Lower Bone Density in Older People

...nhibiting the protein that transports serotonin, a neurotransmitter involved in sleep and depression. This protein has recently been discovered in bone as well, raising the possibility that SSRIs may affect bone density and the risk of fracture. SSRIs account for about 62 percent of antidepressant prescriptions in ...

More and More American Women Go for Facelifts to Get Jobs

...rom the nerves to the muscle. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter which sends a message to the muscle telling it to contract or tense up. With the flow of acetylcholine blocked or significantly reduced, the muscle can no longer retract and it relaxes. As a result, the wrinkled areas smooth out and soften. Liposuc...

Brains White Matter: More Talkative Than Once Thought

...e found to have electrical signals produced by the neurotransmitter glutamate, similar to the signals used as the principle means of cell-to-cell communication and information processing in the gray matter. The phenomenon was unlikely, they said, because in the mouse brain, OPCs in the myelin-rich white matter are fa...

Drink, Binge and the Genetic Link

... risk to alcoholism. GABA is a common inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mammalian nervous system. Research is under...and usually get into trouble with the law. Another neurotransmitter that is evaluated is acetylcholine. The variants of the genes that encode acetylcholine receptors ...

Brain Cells Activity: New Treatment Target for Psychiatric Diseases

...es, communication points between neurons where the neurotransmitter glutamate excites cells to action. Here, neureguli...ike schizophrenia and bipolar disorder relate to a neurotransmitter that is critical for explaining the cognitive deficits associated with the illness," says Dr. Daniel...

Researchers Have Found Clue to How Fear Changes into Phobia

... that mice, in which a particular receptor for the neurotransmitter serotonin, called 5-Htr1a, was removed, found perceived potentially dangerous situations as big a threat as dangerous ones. They noted that mice in which the receptor had been removed could not evaluate the true threat of an ambiguous situation, re...

More and More American Women Go for Facelifts to Get Jobs

...rom the nerves to the muscle. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter which sends a message to the muscle telling it to contract or tense up. With the flow of acetylcholine blocked or significantly reduced, the muscle can no longer retract and it relaxes. As a result, the wrinkled areas smooth out and soften. Liposuc...

Botox Could Curb Excessive Sweating too

...rom the nerves to the muscle. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter which send a message to the muscle telling it to contract or tense up. With the flow of acetylcholine blocked or significantly reduced, the muscle can no longer retract and it relaxes. As a result, the wrinkled areas smooth out and soften. So also ...

BP and Prostate Problems Drug Effective in Treating PTSD Nightmares

...ocking the brain’s response to the adrenaline-like neurotransmitter norepinephrine. Blocking norepinephrine normalizes and increases REM sleep. In this study, veterans taking prazosin reported that they resumed normal dreaming. One dose of prazosin works for 6 to 8 hours. Unlike similar drugs, prazosin does not i...

Drugs for Parkinson’s May Be Useful for Stroke-related Disabilit

...arkinson's disease to loss of neurons that use the neurotransmitter dopamine to regulate activity in the putamen. ... it as a brain region that processes dopamine, the neurotransmitter that drops to low levels in Parkinson's patients. Scientists plan further study of how other type...

Mechanism of Nicotine's Learning Effects Explored

... enhances learning by activating receptors for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Such neurotransmitters are the chemical signals that one neuron launches at another to trigger a nerve impulse in the receiving neuron. In their studies, Mansvelder and colleagues found that by activating acetylcholine receptors, nic...

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