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Alcohol may elevate the expression of two enzymes called CYP2E1, CYP2U1 The prefrontal cortex and amygdala are brain regions that not only referee cognitive functions and emotional states, but also contribute to the reinforcing effects of alcohol and tobacco. Little is known about the effects of alcohol and tobacco on cytochrome P450s in the human AMG. A new study focusing on two CYP2 enzymes that metabolize drugs and endogenous compounds has found that chronic drinking is associated with higher CYP2E1 and CYP2U1 protein expression in both brain regions, particularly the AMG.
New potential cause for Alzheimer's: Arginine deprivation caused by overconsumption by immune cells A new study suggests that in Alzheimer's disease, certain immune cells in the brain abnormally consume an important nutrient: arginine. Blocking this process with a small-molecule drug prevented the characteristic brain plaques and memory loss in a mouse model of the disease. Published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the research not only points to a new potential cause of Alzheimer's but also may eventually lead to a new treatment strategy.
Experimental drug may repair nerve damage in multiple sclerosis A new study suggests that an investigational drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) may repair myelin, the fatty material that protects nerves and is damaged in MS, according to a new study.
Nicotine use increases compulsive alcohol consumption, study finds In rat models, nicotine exposure actually promotes alcohol dependence, researchers report. "It's a vicious cycle," said a biologist and a senior author of the new study. "Nicotine makes individuals crave alcohol to 'reward' the brain and reduce stress."
Personalized computer feedback can mitigate problem gambling behaviors More than 1.6 million college-aged adults meet the criteria for problem gambling. This can lead to difficulties at work, school or home, and with relationships, personal finances, and mental and physical health. Counseling for problem gamblers can be expensive and time consuming; a new study from the University of Missouri has found that college-aged adults [...]The post Personalized computer feedback can mitigate problem gambling behaviors appeared first on PsyPost.
Experimental drug that may repair nerve damage in MS moves forward A new study suggests that an investigational drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) may repair myelin, the fatty material that protects nerves and is damaged in MS, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, April 18 to 25, 2015. “This study, [...]The post Experimental drug that may repair nerve damage in MS moves forward appeared first on PsyPost.
Psychiatric Admission and Children I was recently admitted (voluntarily) into a Psychiatric Hospital. I won’t go into the grueling details for now, but it was an experience I have never had before. I’ve always … ...
5 Ways to Feel Confident in Your Marriage Are you letting your past affect your marriage? Heed these 5 steps to feel self-assured! Over the years, I have seen countless women both professionally and personally who, without being aware, slip into an insecure, child-like place in their marriage. They lack self-confidence and find … ...
Alcohol may elevate the expression of two enzymes called CYP2E1 and CYP2U1 The prefrontal cortex (PFC) and amygdala (AMG) are brain regions that not only referee cognitive functions and emotional states, but also contribute to the reinforcing effects of alcohol and tobacco. Researchers already knew that alcohol and tobacco use can modulate cytochrome P450 expression in the liver and other tissues, but little is known about the [...]The post Alcohol may elevate the expression of two enzymes called CYP2E1 and CYP2U1 appeared first on PsyPost.
Socially anxious youth in treatment can enhance recovery through simple service tasks This century’s increase in addiction issues among U.S. youth may be related to their developmental need to fit in, particularly youth with social anxiety disorder (SAD), which could exacerbate the drink/trouble cycle. In addition, socially anxious youths may avoid participating in therapeutic activities during treatment for fear of negative peer appraisal. A study of the [...]The post Socially anxious youth in treatment can enhance recovery through simple service tasks appeared first on PsyPost.
Simultaneous drinking and smoking marijuana increases odds of drunk driving Cannabis is the most commonly used drug among adults who drink, besides tobacco, yet no study has directly compared those who use cannabis and alcohol simultaneously, or at the exact same time, versus those who use both separately and on a regular basis. A new study looks at the relationship between marijuana and alcohol use, [...]The post Simultaneous drinking and smoking marijuana increases odds of drunk driving appeared first on PsyPost.
Intrauterine exposure to maternal gestational diabetes linked with risk of autism Among a group of more than 320,000 children, intrauterine exposure to gestational diabetes mellitus diagnosed by 26 weeks’ gestation was associated with risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), according to a study in the April 14 issue of JAMA. Maternal pre-existing type 2 diabetes was not significantly associated with risk of ASD in offspring. Exposure [...]The post Intrauterine exposure to maternal gestational diabetes linked with risk of autism appeared first on PsyPost.
Study: Civic engagement may stave off brain atrophy, improve memory Instead of shrinking as expected, as part of the normal aging process, the memory center in the brains of seniors maintained their size and, in men, grew modestly after two years in a program that engaged them in meaningful and social activities, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests. At the same [...]The post Study: Civic engagement may stave off brain atrophy, improve memory appeared first on PsyPost.
A new tool for understanding Lou Gehrig’s disease: ALS patients’ brain cells Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have transformed skin cells from patients with Lou Gehrig’s disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), into brain cells affected by the progressive, fatal disease and deposited those human-made cells into the first public ALS cell library, enabling scientists to better study the disease. Using a genetic engineering technique that causes [...]The post A new tool for understanding Lou Gehrig’s disease: ALS patients’ brain cells appeared first on PsyPost.
Violent video games not linked to aggression in adults with autism Following the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, some in the media and the public speculated a link existed between autism spectrum disorder and violence and, in particular, that violent video games may cause gamers with autism to act violently. Now, a study from the University of Missouri has found evidence to contradict this speculation. It [...]The post Violent video games not linked to aggression in adults with autism appeared first on PsyPost.
Childhood self-control linked to enhanced job prospects throughout life Parents who work to instill self-control in their children will see them reap the benefits not only in the short-term but throughout their working life, according to new research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The researchers who led the study found that children with high self-control — who are typically [...]The post Childhood self-control linked to enhanced job prospects throughout life appeared first on PsyPost.
Age-related changes in the brain can have significant impact on individuals, society Gradual and variable change in mental functions that occurs naturally as people age, not as part of a neurological disease such as Alzheimer’s disease, is one of the most challenging health issues encountered by older adults, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.  The aging process affects the brain just like any other [...]The post Age-related changes in the brain can have significant impact on individuals, society appeared first on PsyPost.
Explainer: What is cognitive behaviour therapy? If you or someone you care about experience an emotional problem it won’t be long before you hear that cognitive behaviour therapy, or CBT, is probably the treatment of choice. Research over the last 40 years or so has found CBT to be helpful for all manner of problems, including anxiety, depression, insomnia, pain, anger, [...]The post Explainer: What is cognitive behaviour therapy? appeared first on PsyPost.
Exploring What You ‘Must’ Do & Doing It {a page from Elle Luna’s book} In her inspiring book The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion artist Elle Luna guides us through figuring out what … ...