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Dopamine Therapy Instilling Improved Mobility, Creativeness In Parkinson’s Patients
2013-01-14 11:44:18

Health experts around the world are talking about a remarkable phenomenon seen in Parkinson’s patients that was first noticed by researchers at Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine over the holidays.

2013-01-08 23:17:36

While approximately one in five Parkinson's disease patients experience impulse control disorder symptoms, the disease itself does not increase the risk of gambling, shopping, or other impulsivity symptoms.

When Good Resolutions Go Bad, Look For More Than Endorphins
2013-01-05 06:21:43

A research team from Inserm has published a new study in the journal Biological Psychology detailing the key role played by a protein, the CB1 cannabinoid receptor, during physical exercise.

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

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.

2012-12-24 15:17:26

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified two molecules that play an important role in the survival and production of nerve cells in the brain, including nerve cells that produce dopamine.

2012-12-24 15:13:10

The causes of learning problems associated with an inherited brain tumor disorder are much more complex than scientists had anticipated.

Decision-Making Driven By Prefrontal Cortex And Dopamine
2012-12-18 16:21:54

In a new study researchers say that they have discovered the mechanisms that control how our brains use working memory to process new information and modify our existing goals.

2012-12-13 12:23:05

A specific pattern of neuronal firing in a brain reward circuit instantly rendered mice vulnerable to depression-like behavior induced by acute severe stress.


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  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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