Category: Psychoactive Pharmaceuticals

No gut bacteria, No healthy brain

Gut microbiota influences blood-brain barrier permeability “We showed that the presence of the maternal gut microbiota during late pregnancy blocked the passage of labeled antibodies from the circulation into the brain parenchyma of the growing fetus”, says first author Dr. Viorica Braniste at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor […]

Mood-modifying drugs for humans also alter fish behavior

Contact: Natasha Pinol npinol@aaas.org 202-326-6440 American Association for the Advancement of Science Trace amounts of pharmaceuticals in rivers and streams inspire changes in wildlife This release is available in Arabic, French, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish, and Chinese.              IMAGE:   This is a perch (Perca fluviatilis). Click here […]

Medicine residues may threaten fish reproduction

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Joakim Larsson joakim.larsson@fysiologi.gu.se 46-317-863-589 University of Gothenburg Researchers at Umeå University and the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have discovered that traces of many medicines can be found in fish that have been swimming in treated waste water. One […]

Stream in India has record high levels of drugs

2009 study posted for filing By Margie Mason THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PATANCHERU, India — When researchers analyzed vials of treated wastewater taken from a plant where about 90 Indian drug factories dump their residues, they were shocked. Enough of a single, powerful antibiotic was being spewed into one […]