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Use and misuse of neuroscience in the development and deployment of chemical and biochemical weapons: action required at national and international level

London, UK: As the third review conference of the State Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention meets in The Hague this week, the expert who chaired the Royal Society 2012 report on “Neuroscience, conflict and security” is calling on CWC … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 12:01 am
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Legal ‘high’ Benzo Fury may be dangerous due to stimulant and hallucinogenic effects

London, UK: The legal “high” known as “Benzo Fury” may have stimulant as well as hallucinogenic effects according to new research presented at the British Neuroscience Association Festival of Neuroscience (BNA2013). In a poster presentation at the meeting, Dr Jolanta … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 12:01 am
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Distorted thinking in gambling addiction: what are the cognitive and neural mechanisms?

London, UK: Fascinating new studies into brain activity and behavioural responses have highlighted the overlap between pathological gambling and drug addiction. The research, which was presented at the British Neuroscience Association Festival of Neuroscience (BNA2013) has implications for both the … Continue reading

Published Monday, April 8th, 2013 at 10:15 am
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New research shows how our bodies interact with our minds in response to fear and other emotions

London, UK: New research has shown that the way our minds react to and process emotions such as fear can vary according to what is happening in other parts of our bodies. In two different presentations at the British Neuroscience … Continue reading

Published Monday, April 8th, 2013 at 12:01 am
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Foetal exposure to excessive stress hormones in the womb linked to adult mood disorders

London, UK: Exposure of the developing foetus to excessive levels of stress hormones in the womb can cause mood disorders in later life and now, for the first time, researchers have found a mechanism that may underpin this process, according … Continue reading

Published Sunday, April 7th, 2013 at 12:01 am
Posted in Fertility, Other

First trial to investigate magic mushrooms as a treatment for depression delayed by UK and EU regulations

London, UK: The world’s first clinical trial to explore the use of the hallucinogenic ingredient in magic mushrooms to treat depression is being delayed due to the UK and EU rules on the use of illegal drugs in research. Professor … Continue reading

Published Sunday, April 7th, 2013 at 12:01 am
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Aspirin before heart surgery reduces the risk of post-operative acute kidney failure

Paris, France: Aspirin taken for five days before a heart operation can halve the numbers of patients developing post-operative acute kidney failure, according to research presented at the European Anaesthesiology Congress in Paris on Sunday. Professor Jianzhong Sun (MD, PhD), … Continue reading

Published Sunday, June 10th, 2012 at 4:00 pm
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Researchers develop quick, simple test to identify patients who will not respond to the painkiller tramadol

Paris, France: French researchers have found a way to identify quickly the 5-10% of patients in whom the commonly used painkiller, tramadol, does not work effectively. A simple blood test can produce a result within a few hours, enabling doctors … Continue reading

Published Sunday, June 10th, 2012 at 12:15 pm
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Sleepy medical staff run increased risks of accidents driving home after a night shift

The drowsiness experienced by medical staff who have been on night duty can make their driving dangerous, French researchers have found. The first study to use simulated driving tests on medical staff returning home after a night shift showed that, … Continue reading

Published Saturday, June 9th, 2012 at 12:01 am
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Important monitoring of heart performance is omitted in two-thirds of high-risk surgical operations

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Only 35% of anaesthesiologists are carrying out a simple procedure during high-risk surgery that can make a significant impact on how well patients recover from their operations, according to new research presented today (Sunday 12 June) at … Continue reading

Published Sunday, June 12th, 2011 at 2:00 pm
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