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2009-06-16 07:45:12

Neurological diseases including Parkinson's, Tourette's, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Alzheimer's, and schizophrenia are all associated with alterations in dopamine-driven function involving the dopamine transporter

2008-10-21 15:00:28

U.S. scientists say they've genetically modified a brain receptor in mice, causing neurons to increase the release of dopamine, making the mice hyperactive.

2008-10-16 18:00:02

Using brain imaging and chocolate milkshakes, U.S. scientists say people with weakened brain "reward circuitry" are at increased risk of weight gain.

2008-10-02 00:00:23

A study by a Florida criminologist suggests the old adage "birds of a feather flock together" has a ring of truth when it comes to teenage boys. Kevin M.

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2008-07-15 00:40:00

Researchers at the University of North Carolina reported Monday that genes may play a role in young men who grow up in tough neighborhoods or with disadvantaged families and later become violent criminals.

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2008-01-15 10:15:00

Depression is one of the most common forms of psychopathology. According to diathesis stress theories of depression, genetic liability interacts with negative life experiences to cause depression.

2005-07-28 14:45:12

Researchers from Harvard Medical School have found a molecule that is unexpectedly involved in dopamine signaling, and in a manner that supports the potential of dopamine as an alternative target for treating depression. The results provide evidence that there is a molecular link between impaired dopamine signaling and depression, which affects 16 percent of the adult population in the United States. The research appears in the July 29 issue of Cell.


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marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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