Latest Dopamine receptor Stories
New Penn Medicine research shows that neuropsychiatric symptoms such as depression, anxiety and fatigue are more common in newly diagnosed Parkinson’s disease patients compared to the general population.
Researchers have found that a dopamine-receptor gene variant that is related to personality traits can also play a role in longevity and healthy aging.
It’s an undeniable fact that many teenagers are going to experiment with alcohol before they are mentally ready enough to do so. Now, a new study may help explain why some of these teenagers are more prone to continue drinking alcohol.
Researchers have determined that genetic markets could impact whether a person graduates high school and continues onto higher education.
Research has shown that those who survived strokes and enjoy music, art, painting, and theater have a better chance of recovery and a higher quality of life than those who don't.
Brain scans of two strains of mice imbibing significant quantities of alcohol reveal serious shrinkage in some brain regions - but only in mice lacking a particular type of receptor for dopamine, the brain's "reward" chemical.
Mark Twain said, "Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times."
It has long been known that psychostimulant drugs have the paradoxical effect of reducing hyperactivity.
Children with certain dopamine system gene variants have an improved response to methylphenidate - the most commonly prescribed medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - in a finding that could help eliminate the guesswork from prescribing effective medications for children with ADHD.
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