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Bugs to the Rescue: Antibiotic Compounds From Insects

Bugs to the Rescue: Antibiotic Compounds From Insects

Deutsche Welle (Oct. 13, 2013) An increasing number of antibiotics is proving less effective and developing new drugs is not lucrative for the pharmaceuticals industry. Now there's help from a relatively young scientific discipline that marries entomology and biotechnology.Many bugs are masters at adaptation and survival and they boast an incredibly robust immune system. Scientists from Giessen are searching for molecules and proteins with which insects successfully fight off bacteria and fungi. They've isolated a molecule from the multicolored Asian lady beetle which could work against tuberculosis and malaria. And even the honeycomb moth produces molecules that can combat disease-causing pathogens.
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MRI Stimulator: Managing Pain

MRI Stimulator: Managing Pain

Ivanhoe (Dec. 17, 2013) One hundred million people suffer from chronic pain. Some find relief through a stimulator implant, but once the device is in place patients cannot get MRI screenings. Learn about a new MRI safe spinal cord stimulator.
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Don't Drug Me, Doc! Mastering the MRI

Don't Drug Me, Doc! Mastering the MRI

Ivanhoe (Sep. 10, 2013) Getting an MRI can be scary and there’s growing concern about the effects of general anesthesia on children. Now there is a new program that can eliminate the risks by training kids to have drug-free MRI’s.
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IBM Makes Tiny Movie by Pushing Molecules Around

IBM Makes Tiny Movie by Pushing Molecules Around

AP (May 6, 2013) IBM says it has made the tiniest stop-motion movie ever - a one-minute video of individual carbon monoxide molecules repeatedly rearranged to show a boy dancing, throwing a ball and bouncing on a trampoline.
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Stimulant-Addicted Patients Can Quit Smoking Without Hindering Treatment

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Crystal Methamphetamine Use by Street Youth Increases Risk of Injecting Drugs

Oct. 15, 2013 The use of crystal methamphetamine by street-involved youth is linked to an increased risk of injecting drugs, with crystal methamphetamine being the drug most commonly used at the time of first ... full story
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Children Exposed to Methamphetamine Before Birth Have Increased Cognitive Problems

Mar. 18, 2014 Youngsters exposed to methamphetamine before birth had increased cognitive problems at age 7.5 years, highlighting the need for early intervention to improve academic outcomes and reduce the ... full story
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Study Implicates Dopamine in Food Restriction, Drug Abuse

Aug. 20, 2013 Why are food-restricted animals more vulnerable to the effects of drugs of abuse? Researchers found a clue: dopamine neurons in a specific brain region fire bursts more than twice as frequently in ... full story
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Muscles and Meth: Drug Analog Identified in 'Craze' Workout Supplement

Oct. 14, 2013 An international team of scientists have identified potentially dangerous amounts of methamphetamine analog in the workout supplement Craze, a product widely sold across the U.S. and online. The ... full story
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Stress Steroid Mediated Withdrawal Anxiety in Methamphetamine Dependent Rats: Reversible by Flumazenil

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U.S. Cocaine Use Cut by Half, While Marijuana Consumption Jumps

Mar. 10, 2014 A new study shows that the use of cocaine dropped by half across the United States from 2006 to 2010, while use of marijuana jumped by more than 30 percent during the period. Studying illegal drug ... full story
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Possibility of Selectively Erasing Unwanted Memories

Sep. 10, 2013 For the first time, scientists have been able to erase dangerous drug-associated memories in mice and rats without affecting other more benign memories. The surprising discovery points to a clear and ... full story
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How Alcohol Impairs the Immune System

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Rates of Physical and Sexual Child Abuse Have Declined, but Not Child Neglect

Sep. 12, 2013 Rates of physical and sexual abuse of children have declined over the last 20 years, but for reasons not fully understood. Yet, reports of psychological and emotional child abuse have risen in the ... full story
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Soda and Illegal Drugs Cause Similar Damage to Teeth: Acids Erode Enamel

May 28, 2013 Addicted to soda? You may be shocked to learn that drinking large quantities of your favorite carbonated soda could be as damaging to your teeth as methamphetamine and crack cocaine use. The ... full story
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Weapons Tied to Repeat Domestic Abuse

Jan. 29, 2014 Women are up to 83 percent more likely to experience repeat abuse by their male partners if a weapon is used in the initial abuse incident, according to a new study that has implications for victims, ... full story
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Potential Diagnostic Marker for Zinc Status Offers Insights Into the Effects of Zinc Deficiency

Aug. 29, 2013 According to new research, a drop in blood zinc levels does not directly harm the blood vessel cells. Rather, zinc regulates the production of a small molecular compound, which circulates in the ... full story
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Drug Residues in Swedish Sewage Water

Dec. 17, 2013 Chemists in Sweden have been able to trace narcotics substances and prescription drugs in measurements of wastewater from 33 Swedish sewage treatment plants. Cocaine, amphetamine, and ... full story
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Chemical Compound Shows Promise as Alternative to Opioid Pain Relievers

July 15, 2013 A drug targeting a protein complex containing two different types of opioid receptors may be an effective alternative to morphine and other opioid pain medications, without any of the side effects or ... full story
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Childhood Abuse Linked With Food Addiction in Adult Women

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Domestic Abuse Linked to Mental Health Problems in New Mothers

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Breath Study Brings Roadside Drug Testing Closer

Apr. 25, 2013 A group of researchers from Sweden have provided further evidence that illegal drugs can be detected in the breath, opening up the possibility of a roadside breathalyzer test to detect substances ... full story
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New Findings Could Help Improve Development of Drugs for Addiction

Aug. 2, 2013 Scientists have described findings that could enable the development of more effective drugs for addiction with fewer side effects. The study showed in a combination of cell and animal studies that ... full story
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