March 25, 2019. Researchers from IMIM (Barcelona) and our department employed the quantification of monoamine neurotransmitters and steroid hormones in brain tissue and blood of rats to predict the pharmacological similarity of NPS to classical drugs of abuse. The metabolomics approach in animals improves the speed of NPS classification.
07/03/2019. Jan Ramaekers spoke to Sander Hoogendoorn in his 3FM morning broadcast on the decision of the FDA to approve a ketamine derived depression drug. Listen to podcast here (scroll to 1 hr 51 min)
Medical Xpress, 22/01/2019. An international team of researchers has found evidence of dopamine in the brain playing a role in the pleasure people feel when they listen to music. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes experiments they carried out with volunteers who were given a dopamine precursor or antagonist and what they found.
NU, 15-12-2018 NU.nl checkt dagelijks berichten op betrouwbaarheid. Bewering: "Het binnenkrijgen van de zoetstof aspartaam kan ertoe leiden dat je je minder vaak gelukking voelt". Read more..
Medical Express, 05-12-2018 Taking opioids for the treatment of pain has been associated with increased risks of crashing among drivers, but it is unknown whether this applies to all opioids or pertains to specific opioids only. A new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study found that the influence of single analgesic doses of methadone and buprenorphine—two different… Continue reading Study examines effects of different opioids on driving performance