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Dopamine Receptor Gene Variant Linked To Longevity
2013-01-04 10:02:42

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A study by brain researchers at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) recently found that a dopamine-receptor gene variant that is related to personality traits can also impact healthy aging. Their findings were published in the January 2 edition of The Journal of Neuroscience. In the paper, the researchers described how the gene variant, known as DRD4 7R allele, is associated with both active personality traits and longer...

2010-12-07 00:00:46

For years Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, PhD, author of Make Up Don't Break Up has taught that infidelity is a bio-chemical craving for connection and that some men are genetically wired for adultery and other high risk and thrill seeking behavior. Scientists recently proved her theory right with the discovery that the DRD4 gene plays a role in risky sex. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 6, 2010 Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, PhD, author of Make Up Don't Break Up and Adultery The Forgivable Sin has been...

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2010-10-28 06:00:00

Liberals may owe their political outlook partly to their genetic make-up, according to new research from the University of California, San Diego, and Harvard University. Ideology is affected not just by social factors, but also by a dopamine receptor gene called DRD4. The study's authors say this is the first research to identify a specific gene that predisposes people to certain political views. Appearing in the latest edition of The Journal of Politics published by Cambridge University...

2010-07-22 15:09:22

Your friend walks into a bar to meet you for happy hour. He sidles up to the bar and orders a drink "” does that make you more likely to get a drink yourself? According to new findings reported in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, genetics may determine the extent to which you are influenced by social drinking cues "” signals such as advertisements, drinks placed on a bar, and seeing other people around you drinking. Drinking alcohol...

2010-05-04 11:48:13

Children with ADHD who carry a specific type of dopamine receptor gene respond better to the drug methylphenidate (MPH) than those without the genotype, according to new research from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. The findings come from the first-ever placebo-controlled pharmacogenetic drug trial for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in school age children to evaluate variants of the DRD4 dopamine receptor gene using teacher ratings of children's symptoms. The research...

2010-02-10 09:40:02

Gene variation is the reason that some great tit populations are more curious than others In 2007, researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology found a gene related to individual variation in exploratory behavior in great tits. Birds with a certain variant of this so-called "dopamine receptor D4 gene" (DRD4 gene) showed stronger novelty seeking and exploration behavior than individuals with other variants. This association was originally tested and found in a lab-raised group of...

2009-07-13 11:12:47

It comes as no surprise that some babies are more difficult to soothe than others but frustrated parents may be relieved to know that this is not necessarily an indication of their parenting skills. According to a new report in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, children's temperament may be due in part to a combination of a certain gene and a specific pattern of brain activity.The pattern of brain activity in the frontal cortex of the brain has...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.