Monthly Archives: March 2007

To sleep, perchance to dream: New insight into melatonin production

Contact: Heather Cosel coselpie@cshl.edu Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory In the April 1 issue of G&D, a Korean research team led by Dr. Kyong-Tai Kim (Pohang University) describes how melatonin production is coordinated with the body’s natural sleep/wake cycles. Melatonin is … Continue reading

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Subgroups of fibromyalgia.

1: Schmerz. 2007 Mar 29; [Epub ahead of print] [Article in German] Muller W, Schneider M, Joos T, Hsu HY, Stratz T. Rheumatologische Forschungsabteilung, Park-Klinik Bad Sackingen, Weihermatten 1 , 79713, Bad Sackingen, Deutschland. As has been shown by a … Continue reading

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Unique partnership produces life-critical 3D structures

Contact: Katarina Sternudd katarina.sternudd@ki.se 46-852-483-895 Karolinska Institutet Most diseases are caused by malfunctions in the body’s complex protein machinery. The next generation of drugs will be designed on the basis of 3D protein models that scientists are creating. The Structural … Continue reading

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Arthritis pain, the brain and the role of emotions

Contact: Amy Molnar amolnar@wiley.com John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Arthritis pain is processed in brain areas concerned with emotions and fear, finds study, indicating target for pain-relieving therapies How does the brain process the experience of pain? Thanks to advances … Continue reading

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Altered cortical excitability in subjectively electrosensitive patients: Results of a pilot study.

1: J Psychosom Res. 2007 Mar;62(3):283-8. Landgrebe M, Hauser S, Langguth B, Frick U, Hajak G, Eichhammer P. Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics, and Psychotherapy, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany. OBJECTIVE: Hypersensitivity to electromagnetic fields is frequently claimed to be linked … Continue reading

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Long-term opioid contract use for chronic pain management in primary care practice. A five year experience.

1: J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Apr;22(4):485-90. Hariharan J, Lamb GC, Neuner JM. Division of General Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Froedtert East Clinic Bldg., Suite E4200, 9200 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, 53226, USA, jharihar@mcw.edu. BACKGROUND: The use … Continue reading

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Johns Hopkins housing and testing only 256-slice CT scanner in North America

Contact: David March dmarch1@jhmi.edu 410-955-1534 Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Device can image whole hearts or brain and tiny vessels safely Johns Hopkins Medicine has installed for three months of initial safety and clinical testing a 256-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner, … Continue reading

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