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Hallucinogenic drug offers relief for people with cancer-related anxiety or depression

Hallucinogenic drug offers relief for people with cancer-related anxiety or depression

In a small double-blind study, Johns Hopkins researchers report that a substantial majority of people suffering cancer-related anxiety or depression found considerable relief for up to six months from a single large dose of psilocybin -- the active compound in hallucinogenic "magic mushrooms." [More]
Researcher to study ethical complexities of involving teens at high risk for HIV in prevention trials

Researcher to study ethical complexities of involving teens at high risk for HIV in prevention trials

An Indiana University nursing researcher has been awarded $1.1 million to study the ethical complexities of involving adolescents ages 14-17 at high risk for HIV in biomedical prevention trials. [More]
TSRI scientists discover potential drug candidate to suppress pain and itch

TSRI scientists discover potential drug candidate to suppress pain and itch

In a new study, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified a possible drug candidate that suppresses pain and itch in animal models. [More]
New vaccine shows potential to decrease risk of fatal opioid overdose

New vaccine shows potential to decrease risk of fatal opioid overdose

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have developed a vaccine that blocks the pain-numbing effects of the opioid drugs oxycodone and hydrocodone in animal models. [More]
New research finds increasing prevalence of clinical depression among adolescents

New research finds increasing prevalence of clinical depression among adolescents

The rate of adolescents reporting a recent bout of clinical depression grew by 37 percent over the decade ending in 2014, with one in six girls reporting an episode in the past year, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests. [More]
Excessive consumption of fatty foods could negatively affect cognitive functions in children

Excessive consumption of fatty foods could negatively affect cognitive functions in children

Chances are that children who eat excessive amounts of fatty foods will not only become obese, but will develop cognitive and psychiatric problems when they are older. [More]
AMCC to raise awareness about dangers of prescription drug abuse across the U.S.

AMCC to raise awareness about dangers of prescription drug abuse across the U.S.

On November 12, 2016 the 7th Annual American Medicine Chest Challenge --- a national public health initiative to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and encourage safe disposal of prescription drugs will be held in communities throughout the nation. [More]
UTHealth study receives $1.9 million NIH grant to identify effective treatment for cocaine addiction

UTHealth study receives $1.9 million NIH grant to identify effective treatment for cocaine addiction

Identifying more effective treatment strategies tailored to individual responses for patients overcoming addiction to cocaine is the focus of a new clinical trial at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. [More]
Researchers discover set of immune proteins that facilitate long-lasting immunity against malaria

Researchers discover set of immune proteins that facilitate long-lasting immunity against malaria

Houston Methodist researchers have discovered a set of immune proteins that facilitate long-lasting immunity against malaria. [More]
Impulsive meth users more likely to have started taking drug at earlier age, study shows

Impulsive meth users more likely to have started taking drug at earlier age, study shows

Methamphetamine users who described themselves as impulsive were more likely to have started taking the drug at an earlier age, a study of more than 150 users showed. [More]

Cambridge Cognition announces new contracts for CANTAB Connect for HAL testing of investigational drugs

Cambridge Cognition today announced a series of new contracts for its cloud-based CANTAB Connect software platform for the Human Abuse Liability (HAL) testing of investigational drugs. [More]
Wayne State receives NIH grant to study use of opioid addiction drug to fight relapse in recovering addicts

Wayne State receives NIH grant to study use of opioid addiction drug to fight relapse in recovering addicts

A team led by Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher Mark Greenwald, Ph.D., will use a four-year, $2,279,723 competitively renewed grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health to explore whether the opioid addiction treatment medication buprenorphine can decrease the magnitude and/or duration of responses to stressors faced by recovering addicts. [More]
TSRI scientists receive NIH grant to develop memory-erasing medication for addiction

TSRI scientists receive NIH grant to develop memory-erasing medication for addiction

In a development that brings the world one step closer to a time when destructive addiction-fueling memories can be erased with a single treatment, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have been given a grant by the National Institutes of Health through the Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network and the National Institute of Drug Abuse. [More]
UT Southwestern researchers discover protein that leads to brain cell death during stroke

UT Southwestern researchers discover protein that leads to brain cell death during stroke

One particular protein is the final executioner of events that result in the death of brain cells during stroke, researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center and their collaborators report. This finding could ultimately lead to new ways to protect against brain damage. [More]
Johns Hopkins researchers identify protein that triggers brain cell death from strokes and injuries

Johns Hopkins researchers identify protein that triggers brain cell death from strokes and injuries

Despite their different triggers, the same molecular chain of events appears to be responsible for brain cell death from strokes, injuries and even such neurodegenerative diseases as Alzheimer's. [More]
New research highlights growing epidemic of hookah use among young adults in the U.S.

New research highlights growing epidemic of hookah use among young adults in the U.S.

Dr. Michael Weitzman and his co-authors from New York University's College of Global Public Health and The Departments of Pediatrics and Population Health of the New York University School of Medicine have published important new research on the growing epidemic of hookah use among America's youth and young adults. [More]
BUSM researchers identify new therapeutic target for treating compulsive binge eating

BUSM researchers identify new therapeutic target for treating compulsive binge eating

A new therapeutic target for the treatment of compulsive binge eating has been identified by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine. [More]
Light smokers more likely to give up cigarettes after smoking ban, study finds

Light smokers more likely to give up cigarettes after smoking ban, study finds

A new national study shows for the first time how smoking bans in cities, states and counties led young people living in those areas to give up, or never take up, the use of cigarettes. [More]
Independent panel of experts develop roadmap for preventing youth suicide

Independent panel of experts develop roadmap for preventing youth suicide

An independent panel convened by the National Institutes of Health has developed a 10-year roadmap for advancing research to prevent youth suicide. [More]
Study finds increase in odds of prescription opioid use disorder among young adults

Study finds increase in odds of prescription opioid use disorder among young adults

Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found there was an increase in the probability of having a prescription opioid use disorder in the past year among 18- to 34-year-old nonmedical prescription opioid users in 2014 compared to 2002. [More]
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