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Ketamine reduces drinking in male, but not female, rats

The drug ketamine decreases alcohol consumption in male, but not female, rats, according to new research published in eNeuro. The findings suggest that ketamine may be a viable treatment option for male patients with an alcohol use disorder. Prior studies found that ketamine reduces alcohol use disorder symptoms in both rats and humans, but the […]

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Precision editing of gut bacteria reduces cancer in mice

UT Southwestern researchers have shown that precision editing of the bacterial populations in the gut reduces inflammation-associated colorectal cancer in mice. The study published this week by the Journal of Experimental Medicine could lay the groundwork for novel cancer prevention strategies for individuals with chronic intestinal inflammation. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects more than 1.6 […]

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A new treatment for stroke in mice reduces brain damage and promotes motor recovery

Brain injuries like stroke can be debilitating and require time-sensitive treatment. Clotting factors like thrombin are commonly administered to patients, but there are many other stroke-related signs that can be targeted, such as swelling and ion imbalances in the surrounding fluids. New research shows that brain fluids can be normalized with adrenergic receptor antagonists, a […]

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CBD reduces impairment caused by cannabis

The more cannabidiol (CBD) in a strain of cannabis, the lower the impairment to brain function, finds a new UCL-led brain imaging study. The research, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, is the first study using fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) to gauge how different strains of cannabis impact brain function. “Over the last two […]

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Acupressure reduces lasting symptoms in breast cancer survivors

(HealthDay)—Acupressure is associated with improvements in co-occurring symptoms in breast cancer survivors with fatigue, according to a study recently published in JNCI Cancer Spectrum. Suzanna Maria Zick, M.P.H., from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and colleagues evaluated changes in depressive symptoms, anxiety, and pain before and after randomization to self-acupressure (either relaxing or […]