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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.
Dopamine is more than just for pleasure! The lack of the brain chemical dopamine can rewire the interaction between two groups of brain cells and lead to symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Our data indicate that the brain becomes hypersensitive to rewards when this co-signaling of glutamate and dopamine does not function.
New research findings to be presented at the upcoming annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, finds that ghrelin, a natural gut hormone that stimulates feeding, also modulates the ability of tasty food and food-related cues to alter dopamine levels within the striatum, a critical component of the brainâ€™s reward system.
A study of the salamander brain has led researchers at Karolinska Institutet to discover a hitherto unknown function of the neurotransmitter dopamine.
Mayo Clinic researchers found that dopamine agonists used in treating Parkinson's disease result in impulse control disorders in as many as 22 percent of patients.
In a major breakthrough in the battle against Parkinson's disease, researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have discovered a drug that stops the progression of the degenerative illness in mice and is now being tested in humans.
The so-called reward center of the brain may need a new name, say scientists who have shown it responds to good and bad experiences.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.