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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.
Some Parkinson's Disease patients can suddenly become creative when they take dopamine therapy, producing pictures, sculptures, novels and poetry.
Mark Twain said, "Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times."
Researchers have found a way to study how our brains assess the behavior – and likely future actions – of others during competitive social interactions.
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.
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.
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.
Stressed people fall into habits and their behavior is not goal-directed.
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have devised a simple test, using dopamine-deficient worms, for identifying drugs that may help people with Parkinson's disease.
A research team led by investigators at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has demonstrated the first rapid measurements of dopamine release in a human brain and provided preliminary evidence that the neurotransmitter can be tracked in its movement between brain cells while a subject expresses decision-making behavior.
- A woman chauffeur.
- A woman who operates an automobile.