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Scientists find hormone activity explains adolescent mood swings
EurekAlert (press release) - Washington,DC,USA
Paradoxically, THP reduced the inhibition produced by these alpha4-beta2-delta GABA-A receptors, increasing brain activity to produce a state of increased ...


Nanogen wins patents for diabetes and Alzheimers biomarkers
Small Times - USA
7132244, "Betaine/GABA transport protein biopolymer marker indicative of insulin resistance," describe the use of mass spectrometry and time-of-flight ...

Leading Researcher Provides Evidence Supporting a Mechanism of ...
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA
“We are excited that a scientist of Dr. Smith’s caliber has presented evidence of GABA A receptor dysregulation in methamphetamine dependent rats, ...
News Tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
EurekAlert (press release) - Washington,DC,USA
Fluctuations in progesterone levels during the ovarian cycle can alter the subunit composition of GABA A receptors. In this week’s Journal, Maguire and Mody ...

Drug Research Finding May Help Children with Down Syndrome
Associated Content - Denver,CO,USA
PTZ causes more GABA, a message-carrying chemical, to be available in the brain. On the other said of the coin, overdoing this can cause seizures in ...

Britons' love affair with 'mood foods' now a £1.1bn market
Independent - London,England,UK
"Mental Balance Chocolate Gaba" is not just any chocolate, however. It is one of a number of products being pushed in the food industry's latest marketing ...

Researchers Find Genes Involved in Nicotine Resistance in Fruit Flies
PhysOrg.com - Evergreen,VA,USA
One possibility, Gibson says, is that the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA may negate the stimulatory effects of nicotine and help flies survive longer.

Why cigarette warning labels don't always work
Ars Technica - Boston,MA,USA
Both of these have been found to associate with receptors for neural signaling molecules in the past (GABA and NMDA receptors, specifically).

BioLineRx Successfully Completes Phase 1 Clinical Trials
Genetic Engineering News (press release) - New Rochelle,NY,USA
In addition BL-1020 is the only antipsychotic with the potential to increase the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA which appears to be deficient in ...

Studies identify DNA regions linked to nicotine dependence
News from Washington University in St. Louis - Saint Louis,WA,USA
The researchers also identified genes related to gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors, another set of proteins vital to nerve cell function.


Nervous mice lead researchers to regulator of anxiety
News@UofT - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
"We know that GABA, as the main calming neurotransmitter, plays a crucial role in controlling anxiety and GluR5 plays a role in regulating GABA release." ...

OVATION to Collaborate with National Institute on Drug Abuse to ...
Genetic Engineering News (press release) - New Rochelle,NY,USA
By increasing GABA, vigabatrin may help to balance excitation of the brain with inhibition, which is believed to be the mechanism responsible for ...


Neonatal anesthesia: a warning from rats
Why Files - USA
... By 2003, researchers knew that alcohol scrambles major nerve transmission systems that rely on the signaling chemicals GABA and glutamate. ...

New dyslexia theory blames 'noise'
EurekAlert (press release) - Washington,DC,USA
... in Psychological Science, the authors speculate that the deficit in noise exclusion may have biochemical roots in abnormal levels of GABA, a neurotransmitter ...

Bulletin From the Annual General Meeting of Diamyd Medical AB ...
PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA
... and is the active substance in Diamyd(R). GAD65 is also an enzyme that converts the excitatory neurotransmittor glutamate to the inhibitory transmittor GABA. ...

O que você sempre quis saber sobre Ciência e nunca ousou ...
Ciência Hoje - Porto,Matosinhos,Portugal
... They also found that increased Ras activity leads to enhanced pre-synaptic release of GABA, which increases the threshold for induction of synaptic plasticity ...

Evotec focuses on drug discovery with sale of technologies ...
DrugResearcher.com - Montpellier,France
... Their central nervous system pipeline is making good progress with their GABA modulator for insomnia progressing through phase two clinical trials. ...

Fetal alcohol: Play the blame game
Why Files - USA
... brain. When he came to agents that promote GABA (the major inhibitory, or calming, neurotransmitter), apoptosis arose again. "We ...

Essential Blepharospasm Responding to Haloperidol
Journal of Neuropsychiatry (subscription) - USA
... in the straitum are inhibitory in nature; that is, their activation leads to hyperpolarization of striatopallidal neurons that causes decreased GABA in globus ...

Sudden Onset Panic: Epileptic Aura or Panic Disorder?
Journal of Neuropsychiatry (subscription) - USA
... At the present time, ligands for the benzodiazepine-GABA A receptor, the serotonin 5-HT 1A receptor, and the muscarinic acetylcholine receptor have been ...

Protein shown to rally biological clock
EurekAlert (press release) - Washington,DC,USA
... The finding clarifies the roles that both VIP and a neurotransmitter GABA play in synchronizing biological clocks, and sheds light on how mammals, in this case ...

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
EurekAlert (press release) - Washington,DC,USA
... Using kinetic modeling, the authors estimated that an approximately fivefold increase in the peak GABA concentration was required for the fivefold enhancement ...


News Tips From The Journal Of Neuroscience
Medical News Today (press release) - UK
... Structural models predict that the anesthetic site is a water-filled pocket located in the same subunit interface as the GABA binding site in the extracellular ...

The chronicles of ‘self-made’ doctors
Daily News & Analysis - Mumbai,India
... How they work: CNS depressants slow down brain activity by increasing the activity of a neurotransmitter called GABA. The result is a drowsy or calming effect. ...

New Depression Model Advances Disease Frontiers
Science Daily (press release) - USA
... Imaging Technology May Be Used To Diagnose Melancholic Depression (July 7, 2004) -- In the brain, low levels of the inhibitory transmitter GABA and high levels ...

Unusual drug mixture inhibits tumors in mice
Washington University Record - Washington,USA
... of neuroendocrine tumors — seen in some types of lung, thyroid and prostate cancers — produce high amounts of a chemical called GABA, a neurotransmitter. ...


Classification of Amino Acids
Best Syndication - Pinon Hills,CA,USA
... importance: as decarboxylation of certain amino acids produces the corresponding amines like Histamine and Gama-aminobutyric acid (GABA) having biologic ...

Addiction treatment, novel but unproved
Peninsula On-line - Qatar
... But other addiction treatment specialists say there is scant scientific evidence that the gamma aminobutyric, or Gaba, system is altered by addiction. ...


Parkinson's studies back gene therapy
Boston Globe - United States
... That enzyme converts chemicals in the cell into a neurotransmitter called GABA, which is essential for controlling muscle movements. ...


The glutamate decarboxylase 1 gene may play a pivotal role in ...
EurekAlert (press release) - Washington,DC,USA
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. GABA has been implicated in the development ...

Insomnia Treatment 'Great Night Sleep' Created by 29-Year Old Man ...
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA
... years. Ingredients include: Chamomile, Valerian Root, Passion Flower, L-Taurine, Lemon Balm, 5-HTP, GABA, Melatonin and more. "Insomnia ...

Sleeping pill that doesn't leave you feeling groggy
Daily Mail - UK - Oct 11, 2006
... It acts on the GABA receptors in the brain, which are involved in the regulation of alertness and relaxation. We become more relaxed ...

Wonder Why Men Fall Asleep After Sex?
abc7news.com - San Francisco,CA,USA - Oct 10, 2006
... asleep. After orgasm, both men and women release the chemicals oxytocin, prolactin, gamma amino butyric acid (GABA), and endorphins. ...

What happens when we sleep?
Canada.com - Hamilton,Ontario,Canada - Sep 30, 2006
... to "wake up the brain." Charting how chemicals turn off those neurons to produce sleep has so far proven to be more difficult - largely because GABA, the key ...

Drugs To Fight Addictions
Chemical & Engineering News - USA - Sep 26, 2006
... Topiramate indirectly influences dopamine levels by activating -aminobutyric acid (GABA), an inhibitory neurotransmitter, and blocking glutamate, an excitatory ...

Pregabalin Effective and Safe for Generalised Anxiety Disorder in ...
DG News - Sep 18, 2006
... 2 delta -1 subunit voltage-gated calcium-channel antagonist and analogue of the inhibitory neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) -- were presented ...
The endocannabinoid system controls key epileptogenic circuits in ...
News-Medical.net, Australia - Aug 17, 2006
... The endocannabinoid regulatory system is also active in another type of neuron triggered by the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). ...
Mood and Substance Abuse Disorders
Richmond Out in the Mountains, VT - Aug 14, 2006
... imbalances. Multiple neurotransmitter imbalances often exist including serotonin, dopamine, epinephrine (adrenaline), and GABA. ...
Relationship Between Posttrauma GABA Plasma Levels and PTSD at 1 ...
Am J Psychiatry (subscription) - Jul 29, 2006
OBJECTIVE: Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) exerts a prominent effect on central adrenergic stress responses in times of high stress and has been associated with ...
MenScience Introduces Latest Dermatological Developments in Anti ...
PR.com (press release), NY - Jul 26, 2006
... By way of a proprietary process, it combines the four most powerful anti-aging substances available to dermatologists (Idebenone, Peptides, GABA and Alpha ...
UK men 'suffering breadwinner stress'
Great Reporter - Jul 14, 2006
... cause mood swings. GABA, on the other hand, can have a sedative effect where as compound CRF alters natural steroid levels. Over time ...
New drug has alcohol effect 'without the hangover'
Daily Mail - UK, UK - July 13, 2006
... alone. Alcohol exerts its effects on the brain mainly by latching onto signalling molecules called GABA-A receptors. Psychopharmacologist ...
Gene Interaction Raises Autism Risk in Blacks and Whites
eMaxHealth.com, NC - Jun 20, 2006
... They searched along chromosome 15, which had previously been linked to autism, for genes that regulate a brain chemical, or neurotransmitter, called GABA. ...
Scientists working on sleep/wake equation
Regina Leader-Post, Canada - Jun 29, 2006
... Most sleeping pills currently on the market work (as does alcohol) by making neurons in the brain more sensitive to a neurotransmitter called GABA, what New ...


 

Latest GABA News


Scientists find hormone activity explains adolescent mood swings
EurekAlert (press release) - Washington,DC,USA
Paradoxically, THP reduced the inhibition produced by these alpha4-beta2-delta GABA-A receptors, increasing brain activity to produce a state of increased ...

Nanogen wins patents for diabetes and Alzheimers biomarkers
Small Times - USA
7132244, "Betaine/GABA transport protein biopolymer marker indicative of insulin resistance," describe the use of mass spectrometry and time-of-flight ...

Leading Researcher Provides Evidence Supporting a Mechanism of ...
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA
“We are excited that a scientist of Dr. Smith’s caliber has presented evidence of GABA A receptor dysregulation in methamphetamine dependent rats, ...

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