Jan 19

New Compound May Effectively Treat Depression

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Neuroscientists from John Hopkins have been studying a new compound, CGP3466B, which is laying the foundation for a new class of faster-acting antidepressants.  Studies in mice have shown that the drug can begin to work in only half an hour, while other antidepressants can take weeks to show similar results on the test subjects…

The compound was discovered by studying the drug ketamine, which works on the same network of proteins as the new compound.  They found the drug stimulates the creation of proteins that help build certain connections between nerve cells.  This research is in its early stage and thus will take several years to be able to get the compound into clinical human trials…

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