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New target explored for psychiatric drug development

Washington University in St. Louis, by Jim Dryden In a surprising discovery, neuroscientists have found that a breakdown product of cholesterol in the brain may be a target for developing new drugs to treat schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. Although the research is in its early stages, the finding comes at a crucial time. Most

Stroke prevention surgery less effective than meds, lifestyle change

Washington University in St. Louis, by Michael C. Purdy ~ October 26, 2013 The final results of a stroke-prevention study in patients with narrowed brain arteries confirm earlier findings: Medication plus lifestyle changes are safer and more effective at preventing stroke than a surgical technique called stenting. Surgeons can insert stents to keep narrowed brain