News tagged with dopamine system
Since the discovery of Prontosil in 1932, sulfonamide antibiotics have been used to combat a wide spectrum of bacterial infections, from acne to chlamydia and pneumonia. However, their side effects can include serious neurological ...
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(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.
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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 |
(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 |
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 |
(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 |
(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 |
(HealthDay)—The amount and severity of pain that you experience after an automobile accident may depend on your genes, early new research suggests.
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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 |
(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 |
Children with certain dopamine system gene variants have an improved response to methylphenidate - the most commonly prescribed medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - in a finding that could help eliminate ...
Attention deficit disorders Oct 21, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
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 |
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 neurotransmitter dopamine is best known for its roles in the brain in signaling pathways that control movement, motivation, reward, learning and memory.
Medical research Jul 19, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |