University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have solved the mystery surrounding
a 'rogue protein' that plays a role in the release of neurotransmitters and hormones in the brain.
The scientists found abundant amounts of the puzzling protein - whose main location and function were unknown until now - in a specific area of the pituitary gland. Like someone at a control knob, the protein may adjust the release of the two hormones that come almost exclusively from the posterior pituitary: oxytocin, which controls many reproductive functions, and vasopressin, which controls fluid balance.
Wal-Mart's $4 Generic Prescription Drug List Added to Epocrates' Drug Reference Application
What does this mean for you, the patient? It means your physician should be able to readily see what drugs you can get through this program and prescribe accordingly.
Physicians will now be better equipped to help identify lower cost medication options available for their patients at Walmart, Neighborhood Market and Sam's Club pharmacies nationwide.
Discovery of a compound strong enough to fight off some of the most deadly bacterial infections seen in human beings.
Important in many ways, including those who suffer MRSA and other hard-to-treat infections, a compound isolated while searching for a reason so many coral reefs were dying may help treat resistant infections.
Scientists isolated the compound from the thriving sponge. What they found was a compound that was originally discovered in the late 1990s by scientists searching for anticancer chemicals. Back then it was overlooked. Today, scientists think they may have hit an underwater jackpot.
"We have yet to have a failure. We have yet to find resistant bacteria. We're limited only by our imagination in what we're going to get out of the ocean for human health. It's a big world out there."