News tagged with dopamine system
(Medical Xpress)—Research from the University of Adelaide suggests that mothers who eat junk food while pregnant have already programmed their babies to be addicted to a high fat, high sugar diet by the time they are weaned.
Health Apr 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A group of scientists from the University of Copenhagen has created a model that shows how some types of ADHD medicine influence the brain's reward system. The model makes it possible to ...
Neuroscience Nov 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A variant of a gene associated with active personality traits in humans seems to also be involved with living a longer life, UC Irvine and other researchers have found.
Neuroscience Jan 03, 2013 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Every day we make thousands of tiny predictions when the bus will arrive, who is knocking on the door, whether the dropped glass will break. Now, in one of the first studies of its kind, researchers at Washington University ...
Neuroscience Aug 17, 2011 | 4.1 / 5 (8) | 17 |
The classic symptoms of schizophrenia paranoia, hallucinations, the inability to function sociallycan be managed with antipsychotic drugs. But exactly how these drugs work has long been a mystery.
Neuroscience Aug 24, 2011 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 1 |
New research helps explain why some teenagers are more prone to drinking alcohol than others. The study, led by King's College London's Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) and published in Proceedings of the National Academy of ...
Genetics Dec 03, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Parkinson's experts across the world have been reporting a remarkable phenomenon—many patients treated with drugs to increase the activity of dopamine in the brain as a therapy for motor symptoms such as ...
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Jan 14, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (4) | 1 |
Mark Twain said, "Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times." Many smokers would agree that it's difficult to stay away from cigarettes. A new study in Biological Ps ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is associated with emotions, movement, and the brain's pleasure and reward system. In the current issue of Advances in Neuroimmune Biology, investigators provide a broad overview of the ...
Immunology Oct 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—People suffering from restless legs syndrome may find some relief by taking one of several drugs approved to treat the condition, a new review confirms.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The street drug commonly referred to as "bath salts" is one of a growing list of synthetic and unevenly regulated narcotics that are found across the United States and on the Internet. New research on this potent drug paints ...
Medical research Feb 23, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—New research suggests that the molecular mechanism leading to schizophrenia may be different in patients who fail to respond to anti-psychotic medication compared to patients who do respond.
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—The amount and severity of pain that you experience after an automobile accident may depend on your genes, early new research suggests.
Medical research Oct 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Research from Karolinska Institutet has identified a monoamine stabiliser as a potential new drug for the treatment of alcohol dependence. Tested on rats, whose reward system is gradually blunted by long-term ...
Addiction Jul 27, 2012 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Chronic use of methylphenidate (Ritalin) in young monkeys has no significant effect on growth or the dopamine system, or the likelihood of becoming addicted to cocaine, according to a study ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 20, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |