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Addictive drug displays different acute pharmacology and synaptic plasticity

Thu, 2020-10-29 23:33
Nucleus accumbens in the brain play a central role in the risk-reward circuit. Their operation is based chiefly on three essential neurotransmitters: dopamine, which promotes desire; serotonin, whose effects include satiety and inhibition; and glutamate, which drives goal-directed behaviors and responses to reward-associated cues and contexts.
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Study shows statins can have adverse effects on certain organs

Thu, 2020-10-29 23:21
600,000 Danes take medicine containing statins. Statins lower the cholesterol level and thus helps prevent cardiovascular disease and blood clots.
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New method could help increase effectiveness of vaccines against coronavirus

Wed, 2020-10-28 23:34
A University at Buffalo-led research team has discovered a technique that could help increase the effectiveness of vaccines against the novel coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19.
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Exposure to artemisinin drug could increase sexual conversion rate of malaria parasite

Wed, 2020-10-28 23:15
Exposure to suboptimal doses of the antiparasitic drug artemisinin could increase the sexual conversion rate of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, thereby increasing the probability of transmission, according to a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by "la Caixa" Foundation.
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Biophysicists develop computer model that shows effect of antiseptics on bacterial membranes

Wed, 2020-10-28 22:54
A team of biophysics from leading Russian research and educational institutions (MSU, RUDN University, and the Federal Research and Clinical Center of the Federal Medical-Biological Agency of Russia) developed a computer model that shows the effect of antiseptics on bacterial membranes.
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