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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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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.