Tag Archives: Animal

How stress can curb the desire to eat in an animal model

Eating disorder researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have discovered a neurocircuit in mice that, when activated, increased their stress levels while decreasing their desire to eat. Findings appear in Nature Communications. The scientists believe their research could aid efforts to develop treatments for a serious eating disorder called… Read More »

Bayer, Elanco could lock up animal health merger next week: report

When rumors emerged nearly a year ago that Bayer might be planning to exit the animal-health business, Eli Lilly spinoff Elanco was not at the top of any market-watcher’s list of potential buyers—especially not after it became clear that several private equity players were interested in the asset. Turns out Elanco was interested, and the… Read More »

Animal Study Suggests Ritalin Won't Harm the Heart

Print this page WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 — Ritalin, a widely used stimulant drug to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), likely poses no risk of heart damage in children, new research in monkeys suggests. The findings are “very reassuring,” said the study’s principal investigator, Dr. Steven Lipshultz. Each year, more than 1.8 million children in the… Read More »