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Nicotine triggers the same brain reward circuitry as opiates
...r findings suggest more effective ways that opiate blockers
could be used to help smokers quit. In their expe...ers noted that clinical studies of opioid receptor blockers
to relieve cigarette cravings "so far have produced mixed results, ranging from ineffectiveness at s...
Researchers reverse juvenile diabetes in animal model
...ers then combine the dendritic cells with specific blockers
of molecules, known as CD40, CD80 and CD86, all of which can be synthesized in a laboratory. This treatment strategy was found to inhibit the interaction and destructive effect of T cells on the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas, a process...
Inflammation and drugs to control this activity studied in a variety of tumors sites
...imal studies have shown a profound effect by COX-2 blockers
against a variety of cancers," he said. Harris sa...r's disease. He hopes to continue to look at COX-2 blockers
at sub-therapeutic doses in chemoprevention. "We need to look at a broader spectrum of conditions r...
Meth promotes spread of virus in HIV-infected users
...HIV attachment receptors, use of dopamine receptor blockers
during HIV infection in meth users could be beneficial therapeutically to reduce HIV infection in these high-risk populations," Nair said. ...
Tarantula venom and chili peppers target same pain sensor
...hey give us clues as to how specific activators or blockers
on these channels can be designed to treat persistent pain ?from arthritis, bladder infections, or other diseases." The researchers determined the venom peptides' effect in neuron cell cultures, measuring the tell-tale rush of calcium ions when the...
Stress may help cancer cells resist treatment, research shows
..."A study from Canada showed that men who took beta blockers
for hypertension for at least four years had an 18 percent lower risk of prostate cancer," said Kulik. "These drugs block the effects of epinephrine, which could explain the finding. Another study of men after radical prostatectomy reported increase...
8 plants from South Africa may hold potential for treating high blood pressure
...zyme inhibitors (ACEI) and angiotensin II receptor blockers
(ARB). These drugs not only lower blood pressure but offer additional protection to the brain and heart. ACEI, in particular, provide beneficial properties to patients with type 1 diabetes. In an effort to identify indigenous plants consumed by th...