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March 2005 News and Blog Posts (2)

New Alzheimer's disease probes appear on the horizon

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Researchers have discovered that three promising PET radiopharmaceutical agents for imaging amyloid plaques are targeted to two different types of surface receptors that potentially expand the amount of diagnostic information available for early Alzheimer's disease detection.



Dr. Hank F. Kung, a professor of radiology at the University of Pennsylvania, explained the implications of his recent findings at the 2004 Society of Molecular Imaging meeting in… Continue

Added by psychiatryRounds Psychiatry News on March 4, 2005 at 2:30am — No Comments

Genomic Keys to Depression Could Unlock Antidepressant Response

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - As a three-generation study was published with new evidence that major depression can afflict families from one generation to the next, genomic research reported associated heightened risk for depression and specific treatment response with particular genotypes. The 20-year longitudinal family study found twice the rate of depression or anxiety in children whose parents and grandparents also had depression than in children without such a history (Arch Gen Psychiatry… Continue

Added by psychiatryRounds Psychiatry News on March 1, 2005 at 2:00am — No Comments

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