Apr 06, 2008
This is a sight I found by accident..seems interesting so far ...it seems to be quite informative with old and new updates...you decide.
But I just thought someone out there just might like to check it out. It is called NewScientist
I have never seen so many different subjects that one place covers for information...
OH, btw..I have not subscribed...only because of my money issues. But you can still access lots of information anyway.
-----New drugs could spell quick fix for depression
* 08 September 2007
* From New Scientist Print Edition. Subscribe and get 4 free issues.
SNAPPING out of depression is easier said than done.
Antidepressants such as selective serotonin re uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can take several weeks to kick in,
and for some patients there is an urgent need for a faster-acting drug. Now Guillaume Lucas at
McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and his team have found a class of antidepressants that reverse
symptoms of depression in rats within days.
The drug, RS67333, works by binding to a receptor on the surface of brain cells and stimulating them to
release more serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps control mood.
Rats with symptoms of depression returned to normal after just three days of injections with the drug,
while those treated with a standard SSRI took two weeks to recover (Neuron, DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2007.07.041).
From issue 2620 of New Scientist magazine, 08 September 2007, page 21
I WISH I WAS A RAT SOMETIMES ... LOL