UC Irvine pharmacology researchers unearth potential roots of schizophrenia
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  August 17, 2017  
  Pharmacy / Pharmacology  
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 UC Irvine pharmacology researchers unearth potential roots of schizophreniaUC Irvine pharmacology researchers unearth potential roots of schizophrenia
 
An abundance of an amino acid called methionine, which is common in meat, cheese and beans, may provide new clues to the fetal brain development that can manifest in schizophrenia, University of California, Irvine pharmacology researchers report in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.
 
 
 Older people treated with electroconvulsive therapy for depression may not get relief from insomniaOlder people treated with electroconvulsive therapy for depression may not get relief from insomnia
 
Older people receiving electroconvulsive therapy for their depression likely will need an additional treatment if insomnia is one of their symptoms, researchers report.
 
   Climbing cost of decades-old drugs threatens to break Medicaid bankClimbing cost of decades-old drugs threatens to break Medicaid bank
 
Skyrocketing price tags for new drugs to treat rare diseases have stoked outrage nationwide. But hundreds of old, commonly used drugs cost the Medicaid program billions of extra dollars in 2016 vs. 2015, a Kaiser Health News data analysis shows.
 
   SBIR Fast-Track grant to fund study on new drug that targets cardiovascular diseasesSBIR Fast-Track grant to fund study on new drug that targets cardiovascular diseases
 
The Exscien Corporation of Louisville, KY, in conjunction with LSU Health New Orleans Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, has been awarded an SBIR Fast-Track grant in the amount of $3.7 million over three years by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
 
   Emory scientists use new tools to detect granulins for the first time inside cellsEmory scientists use new tools to detect granulins for the first time inside cells
 
Emory University School of Medicine researchers have developed tools that enable them to detect small proteins called granulins for the first time inside cells.
 
 Anesthesiology Training
 
Anesthesiology TrainingAnesthesiology is the medical specialty that focuses on the perioperative relief of pain. The specialists responsible for conducting the administration of anesthesia before, during or after a surgical procedure, are known as anesthesiologists. They are also known as anesthetists, depending on the country of practice.
 
 
 Challenges in Environmental Metabolomics
 
Challenges in Environmental MetabolomicsEnvironmental metabolomics is a recent experimental method that is used to analyze the metabolites of living organisms (such as plants, aquatics, and other invertebrates) when exposed to external stress factors like pollution and climate change.
 
 
 Hospitals slashed use of two heart drugs after huge price hikes
 
Even before media reports and a congressional hearing vilified Valeant Pharmaceuticals International for raising prices on a pair of lifesaving heart drugs, Dr. Umesh Khot knew something was very wrong.
 
 
 Dementia and low brain serotonin may be linked: Study finds
 
Dementia and low brain serotonin may be linked: Study findsJohns Hopkins researchers looked into the brain scans of persons with mild loss of thought and memory and have found that they have significantly low levels of serotonin in their brains. Serotonin is a natural brain chemical that is responsible for several functions including mood, sleep and appetite and also is important for several mental health conditions.