Latest Dopamine transporter Stories
Dysfunction in dopamine signaling profoundly changes the activity level of about 2,000 genes in the brain’s prefrontal cortex and may be an underlying cause of certain complex neuropsychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, according to UC Irvine scientists.
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the Copenhagen University Hospital have identified a particular genetic mutation that may cause parkinsonism in young people.
Researchers have determined that genetic markets could impact whether a person graduates high school and continues onto higher education.
Mark Twain said, "Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times."
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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A recent study finds a gene linked to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) leads to daydreaming.
Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) say brain scans show that a gene nominally linked to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) leads to increased interference by brain regions associated with mind wandering during mental tasks.
The academic performance of adolescents will suffer in at least one of four key subjects â€“â€“ English, math, science, history â€“â€“ if their DNA contains one or more of three specific dopamine gene variations.
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.