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A fifth of university professors take 'smart drugs'

Cambridge academic Dr Hannah Critchlow claims teachers are using drugs intended for Alzheimer's disease, narcolepsy and ADHD, which may cause heart problems and psychosis.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Authors: Lahiri DK, Thakur MK, Maloney B PMID: 28732191 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Neurochemistry - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Alzheimer's is common, costly and harms patients and their caregivers, but there are no effective treatments to slow the disease. This is bad news for companies. Caregivers are absent and distracted employees. Fortunately, companies can accelerate the pace of studies to discover treatments.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Source Type: news
Source: Current Psychiatry Reviews - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Contributors : Laszlo Nagy ; Zoltan SimandiSeries Type : Genome binding/occupancy profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Mus musculusA growing number of pieces of evidence suggest the importance of Retinoid X Receptor (RXR)-mediated pathways in neurogenesis and the dysregulation of this signaling in neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer`s or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. The data presented here identify the RAR:RXR and LXR:RXR-mediated transcriptional program in embryonic stem cells, neural progenitors and terminally differentiated neurons.
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Genome binding/occupancy profiling by high throughput sequencing Mus musculus Source Type: research
INTRODUCTION: Idiopathic toe-walking (ITW) is described as a gait pattern with no contact between the heels and the ground in children older than 3years. The diagnosis is clinical, making it necessary to rule out other neurological and orthopaedic conditio...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
Theory and research suggest that parents' reactions to children's emotions play a critical role in teaching children effective emotion regulation (ER) skills, but no studies have directly examined the role that parent emotion socialization plays in the dev...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Authors: de Biase S, Nilo A, Gigli GL, Valente M Abstract INTRODUCTION: Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder characterized by a pentad of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), cataplexy, sleep paralysis, hypnagogic/hypnopompic hallucinations, and disturbed nocturnal sleep. While non-pharmacological treatments are sometimes helpful, more than 90% of narcoleptic patients require a pharmacological treatment. Areas covered: The present review is based on an extensive Internet and PubMed search from 1994 to 2017. It is focused on drugs currently in development for the treatment of narcolepsy. Expert opinion: Currently t...
Source: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Investig Drugs Source Type: research
The objective of the current study was to examine whether causal overlap between ASD and ADHD traits can be accounted for by genetic and environmental risk factors that are shared with neuroticism. We performed twin-based structural equation modeling using self-report data from 12 items of the Neo Five-Factor Inventory Neuroticism domain, 11 Social Responsiveness Scale items, and 12 Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale items obtained from 3,170 young adult Australian individual twins (1,081 complete pairs). Univariate analysis for neuroticism, ASD, and ADHD traits suggested that the most parsimonious models were those with additiv...
Source: Twin Research and Human Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Twin Res Hum Genet Source Type: research
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Conference, Source Type: news
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