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Are You A Lazy Slacker? You May Have Been Born That Way
2012-05-02 14:00:13

New brain research suggests lazy people could be naturally born that way. Researchers found evidence which suggests a person’s willingness to work hard and make money are tied to specific chemicals in 3 areas of the brain.

2012-04-30 13:08:17

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have determined how specific circuitry in the brain controls not only body movement but also motivation and learning, providing new insight into neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease—and psychiatric disorders such as addiction and depression.

2012-04-03 10:03:53

An agent under consideration for use in PET imaging combats neuronal death to relieve Parkinsonian symptoms in animal models.

2012-02-24 18:00:26

A study from Karolinska Institutet shows that a new drug for Huntington's disease - pridopidine or dopamine stabilizer ACR16 - might operate via previously unknown mechanisms of action.

2012-02-23 13:43:46

Some Parkinson's Disease patients can suddenly become creative when they take dopamine therapy, producing pictures, sculptures, novels and poetry.

2012-02-08 18:30:41

Mark Twain said, "Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times."

2012-02-06 22:20:04

Researchers have found a way to study how our brains assess the behavior – and likely future actions – of others during competitive social interactions.

2012-01-18 21:25:35

Harvard scientists have developed the fullest picture yet of how neurons in the brain interact to reinforce behaviors ranging from learning to drug use, a finding that might open the door to possible breakthroughs in the treatment of addiction.

2011-12-21 22:46:41

A brain cell type found where habits are formed and movement is controlled has receptors that work like computer processors to translate regular activities into habits.

2011-12-13 22:52:18

In efforts to find new treatments for Parkinson’s Disease (PD), researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have directly reprogrammed astrocytes, the most plentiful cell type in the central nervous system, into dopamine-producing neurons.


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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