Medical News Today: How ketamine can change the brain to fight depression

New research in mice, which the National Institutes of Health supported, shows how ketamine can alter brain circuits, quickly redressing depression-like symptoms. Ketamine stimulates the regrowth of dendritic spines in the prefrontal cortex, according to a new animal study. Previous studies have shown that ketamine — an anesthetic — can rapidly reduce severe symptoms of…

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noted: Me-OW! It’s the End of the Catfight

Image Physical altercations between rival female characters were a common plotline on the 1980s ABC television drama “Dynasty.”CreditBettmann Archive, via Getty Images There is a word that starts with “c” that is exclusively used to describe women. Usually, it’s deployed when we are being argumentative, standing up for ourselves, or otherwise not behaving as nicely…

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Doctors turning to antibiotic alternatives to treat acne, Rutgers researchers find

Physicians are scaling back on prescribing antibiotics for long-term acne treatment in favor of a combinations of therapies, according to Rutgers researchers. The findings, published as Part I and Part II in the journal Dermatologic Clinics, surveyed studies on acute and long-term acne treatments over the past decade to identify trends. “People are more conscious…

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York University chemists invent new Lewis acidity test using fluorescence

TORONTO, April 22, 2019 – York University chemists have invented a new fluorescence-based method for accurately determining the strength of a range of Lewis acids, which could one day be used to help purify pharmaceutical drugs, improve industrial processes and explore next-generation technologies, according to a new chemistry study. Measuring the Lewis acidity of molecular…

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