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2011-09-12 05:14:05

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.

2011-08-31 12:44:08

Our data indicate that the brain becomes hypersensitive to rewards when this co-signaling of glutamate and dopamine does not function.

2011-07-12 12:36:36

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 brain’s reward system.

2011-04-08 15:46:05

A study of the salamander brain has led researchers at Karolinska Institutet to discover a hitherto unknown function of the neurotransmitter dopamine.

2011-03-24 14:54:42

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.

2011-03-09 13:42:32

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.

2011-02-22 14:22:28

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.

2011-02-11 21:35:00

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have shown for the first time that damage to a particular area of the brain and a consequent reduction in noradrenaline are associated with multiple sclerosis.

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2011-02-11 08:24:31

In new research from Saint Louis University, investigators have found evidence that a toxin produced by the brain is responsible for the series of cellular events that lead to Parkinson's disease.

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2011-01-10 06:15:00

A Montreal study reports that dopamine is released in the brain by those who become euphoric over listening to music, along with food, money and psychoactive drugs.


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chauffeuse
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.
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