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  • AstraZeneca Neuroscience Unit Inks Pact With Vanderbilt University

  • Date: 14 January 2013
  • AstraZeneca plc (NYSE: AZN) has signed a research deal with Vanderbilt University to identify potential treatments for psychosis and other psychiatric symptoms associated with diseases like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia. The UK-based drug...




  • Identity of Cause of Cognitive Impairment by Statins

  • Date: 23 April 2013
  • Researchers at the University of Arizona have discovered an off-target effect of statins that may explain a drug side-effect in a small population of statin users which causes neurotoxicity. The researchers have learned that a deficiency of the...

  • Wright University to Build Neuroscience Research Center

  • Date: 25 April 2013
  • Wright University will be breaking ground on a new 37 million dollar research building this month as a means to partner university researchers with the local hospital system - Premiere Health Systems. The project is expected to provide 25 new...

  • Betatrophin - a new target for diabetes therapies?

  • Date: 29 April 2013
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator and Harvard researcher Douglas Melton recently identified the hormone betatrophin which is implicated in the production of beta cells. Slow or inefficient beta cell production has been critical...

  • NIH Funds Grant to Study Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Date: 01 April 2013
  • The NIH has funded a 4 year joint research investigation between Weill Cornell Medical College, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Beth Israel Medical Center to study chronic fatigue syndrome. The aims of the grant include understanding...

  • Understanding Methylation Patterns in the Placental Genome

  • Date: 23 April 2013
  • Scientists at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) and the University of British Columbia are studying methylation patterns to ultimately discover a biomarker for autism early in childhood development. The focus of the research is the...