Tag: "meth" at biology news
One hit of crystal meth causes birth defects
...ddictive stimulant. "We've known for a while that meth
abuse during pregnancy is associated with low birth weight, cleft palates and other malformations but this is the first research demonstrating that even a single exposure can cause long-term damage," says Wells. "It's pretty remarkable that a single ...
Meth promotes spread of virus in HIV-infected users
... infected users. The investigators found that meth
increases expression of a receptor called DC-SIGN,... immune system. "This finding shows that using meth
is doubly dangerous," said Madhavan P.N. Nair, Ph.D., first author on the study, published in the on...
Hair samples show babies can be exposed to 'crystal meth' while in the womb
...t erase the chemical evidence it holds. Crystal meth
boosts alertness and promotes a sense of wellbeing...but 14 of the samples testing positive for crystal meth
had been sent for analysis in 2005. The first positive cases dated from 2003. Wide ranging level...
OHSU lab finds meth receptor that could lead to therapy
... found TAAR1 is activated by chemical relatives of meth
known as phenylethylamines. The messenger RNA that...esearch in the Grandy laboratory demonstrated that meth
and amphetamine stimulate the production of an important second messenger known as cyclic adenosine ...