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OHSU School of Dentistry team discovers new molecule in blood-pressure control system
Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's School of Dentistry ( have discovered that the nerve cells controlling heart rate and blood pressure synthesize a molecule known to be critically important for proper nervous system growth. View News Article (2009-01-09)

Key to out-of-control immune response in lung injury found
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have discovered how a protein modulates the inflammatory response in sudden, life-threatening lung failure. The protein's previously unknown role is reported in the August issue of Nature Medicine. View News Article (2007-08-17)

Animal research suggests new strategy for treating cocaine addiction
New research in monkeys suggests the feasibility of treating cocaine addiction with a "replacement" drug that mimics the effects of cocaine but has less potential for abuse - similar to the way nicotine and heroin addictions are treated. View News Article (2008-04-07)

Diet high in methionine could increase risk of Alzheimer's
A diet rich in methionine, an amino acid typically found in red meats, fish, beans, eggs, garlic, lentils, onions, yogurt and seeds, can possibly increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a study by Temple researchers. View News Article (2009-12-17)

Dopamine model could play role in treating schizophrenia and drug addiction
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have succeeded in creating a model of the way the brain releases dopamine, an important chemical involved in transmitting signals between nerve cells. View News Article (2010-10-21)

Biotransformed blueberry juice fights fat and diabetes
Juice extracted from North American lowbush blueberries, biotransformed with bacteria from the skin of the fruit, holds great promise as an anti-obesity and anti-diabetic agent. View News Article (2009-09-01)

Aspirin Misuse May Have Made 1918 Flu Pandemic Worse
The devastation of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic is well known, but a new article suggests a surprising factor in the high death toll: the misuse of aspirin. View News Article (2009-10-05)

The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology looks at effects of smoking cessation drug, varenicline
Smoking is the world's leading cause of premature death. Smokers who quit are able to significantly reduce their risk of premature death and other health issues - almost completely if they quit by age thirty and by fifty percent if they quit after age fifty. View News Article (2006-11-01)

The Royal Veterinary College Appoints A New Principal
The Royal Veterinary College is pleased to announce that Professor Quintin A McKellar has accepted appointment as Principal of the Royal Veterinary College. Professor McKellar will take up his post on 1 August 2004, on the retirement of the current Principal, Professor Lance Lanyon. Professor McKellar has a distinguished career in both academia and research institutions. He is a veterinary... View News Article (2003-04-17)

Cardiac stent patients with diabetes may benefit from drug that counteracts the effects of leptin
The naturally high levels of leptin in diabetic patients may reduce the effectiveness of drug-eluting stents used to treat heart blockages, but using a chemical that differs from the one commonly used to coat stents could counteract this effect. View News Article (2008-12-18)

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