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How insulin calms brain activity

New role for “diabetes hormone” may lead to gains in treatment options for brain disorders
Tue, 2015-06-30 16:51

Insulin has long been known as the hormone which controls the body’s sugar levels: humans who lack or are insensitive to insulin develop diabetes. Although insulin is also made and released in the brain, its effects there have remained unclear.

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New hope in the fight against pain

Study shows potential new therapy for neuropathic pain
Tue, 2015-02-17 11:19

An international study led by scientists at McGill University reports, for the first time, that drugs that selectively target the melatonin MT2 receptor represent a novel class of analgesic drugs that could be used to treat patients with neuropathic pain.

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Pain curbs sex drive in female mice, but not in males

Findings could help scientists study pain-inhibited sexual desire in humans
Tue, 2014-04-22 17:09

“Not tonight, dear, I have a headache.” Generally speaking, that line is attributed to the wife in a couple, implying that women’s sexual desire is more affected by pain than men’s.

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