Drug News (Medindia)

New Promising Target to Treat Binge Eating Identified

Brain area associated with motivational disruptions in binge eating is identified. Orexin neurons, a small group of brain cells in the hypothalamus can be a potential target for medications for controlling binge eating episodes in individuals with obesity.

Men Vs Women: Who Recovers Faster From Flu?

Amphiregulin, a key protein helps men with flu to recover quickly when compared to women, says scientist from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Childhood Abuse can Lead to High Risk of Uterus Problem

Adults who were sexually and physically abused during their childhood and adolescence have a higher risk of endometriosis (tissues growing outside the uterus), says Epidemiologist from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Ways to Reduce Binge Drinking among College Students

Model for reducing binge drinking in college students has been identified by a research team at the American Osteopathic Association. The study finds that women and non-white students are more receptive to responsible drinking or abstinence.

Diagnosis of Facial Pain with Graded Chronic Pain Scale

Effective diagnosis of persistent facial pain will benefit patients and save money, research at the Newcastle University claims. The study recommends that an electronic referral system may speed up diagnosis and treatment and is likely to improve quality of life and save money.

Immune Cells are Fast and Sensitive - Here's Why

Immune cells - T cells are built for speed. A new study at the Vienna University of Technology shows that T cells are programmed to react as quickly as possible, and therefore their receptors are arranged at random.

Determining Mysterious Blood Type Xga Using Genetic Typing

Code of the final blood group system has been cracked by a research team at the Lund University who shows that in Xga blood type a small variation close to the XG gene prevents the transcription factor GATA1 from binding to the DNA.