Latest David Goldman Stories

2010-12-23 02:14:10

A multinational research team led by scientists at the National Institutes of Health has found that a genetic variant of a brain receptor molecule may contribute to violently impulsive behavior when people who carry it are under the influence of alcohol. A report of the findings, which include human genetic analyses and gene knockout studies in animals, appears in the Dec. 23 issue of Nature. "Impulsivity, or action without foresight, is a factor in many pathological behaviors including...

2010-04-06 12:05:00

ORLANDO, Fla., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Auto TextBak, an application for BlackBerry Smartphones, offers a simple solution to the ever-growing epidemic of texting while driving. The application enables users to easily set an away message that will automatically reply to incoming text messages, much like an out-of-office email response. Auto TextBak is available for a onetime fee of $2.99 through www.autotextbak.com or BlackBerry App World. Auto TextBak allows drivers to focus on the road...

2010-03-01 15:46:48

Alcohol dependence (AD) is a complex disease for which both genetic and environmental factors affect susceptibility. Previous research had identified several genes associated with AD through linkage analysis or candidate-gene approaches. Findings from a genome-wide association study (GWAS) support an association between AD and a cluster of genes on chromosome 11. Results will be published in the May 2010 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research and are currently available at...

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