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Silencing a Specific Set of Neurons Prevents Itching Not Controllable by Antihistamine Treatment

Itching in response to release of histamine is modulated by a set of neurons that is functionally distinct from that modulating itching not related to histamine, and these two sets of neurons can be selectively targeted and silenced. More...
17 Jun 2013

Coffee Drinkers Have Lower Risk of Getting Autoimmune Liver Disease

Regular consumption of coffee is associated with a reduced risk of primary sclerosing cholangitis, an autoimmune liver disease, according to new research. More...
29 May 2013

Antidiabetes Drug Makes Lung Cancer Susceptible to Radiotherapy

Metformin, an anitdiabetic drug, has been shown to slow the growth of lung cancer cells and makes them more likely to be killed by radiotherapy. More...
28 May 2013

Nematode Infection Controls Obesity and Modulates Body Weight and Metabolism

A recent study suggested that infection with parasitic nematodes could suppress the chronic inflammation associated with obesity and modulate body weight and metabolism. More...
09 May 2013

Drug Developers Researching Messenger RNA Replacement Therapies

Drug developers are showing increased interest in the use of messenger RNA as an alternate to gene replacement therapy. More...
18 Apr 2013

Tobacco Virus Protects Against Parkinson’s Disease

A virus typically associated with tobacco, but also present in spinach, tomatoes, petunias, and other household plants and vegetables, may help protect people from Parkinson’s disease. More...
15 Apr 2013
Image: The central nucleus of the amygdala is a core feature of anxiety across the presentation of different symptom patterns (left) and works through other selective brain regions that result in the diverse symptoms of extreme anxiety (right) (Photo courtesy of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health).

Brain Origins of Variation in Pathologic Anxiety Discovered

New imaging research with rhesus monkey studies suggests that an overactive core circuit in the brain, and its interaction with other specialized circuits, explains the diversity of symptoms seen by patients with severe anxiety. More...
11 Apr 2013

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