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2014-05-14 23:05:44

Research May Offer a Unique Pathway for Targeting New Therapeutics for Addiction Treatment New York, NY (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 A research team from the Friedman Brain Institute of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai published evidence showing that subtle changes of inhibitory signaling in the reward pathway can change how animals respond to drugs such as cocaine. This is the first study to demonstrate the critical links between the levels of the trafficking protein, the potassium...

Increases In Dopamine Levels Turn Worker Ants Into Warrior Queens
2014-05-13 03:13:43

[ Watch The Video: Ants Dueling ] North Carolina State University The ritualized fighting behavior of one ant species is linked to increases in dopamine levels that trigger dramatic physical changes in the ants without affecting their DNA, according to research from North Carolina State University, Arizona State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The researchers studied Indian jumping ants (Harpegnathos saltator), which can undergo significant changes in physiology...

Space Travel May Cause Cognitive Impairment For Some Astronauts
2014-04-24 04:00:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Rats exposed to the same types of high-energy particles that astronauts would face during a lengthy deep space mission demonstrated lapses in attentiveness and reduced reaction times, according to research appearing in the April edition of the journal Radiation Research. The cognitive impairment was present even when radiation exposure was in extremely low-dose ranges, the authors noted, and affected a sizable subset of the...

2014-04-23 16:30:11

EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADMS), a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced a poster presentation at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 66(th) Annual Meeting, April 26 to May 3, 2014, in Philadelphia, PA. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130618/LA33709LOGO The poster (4009), is titled, "Safety and Efficacy Study of ADS-5102 (amantadine HCl) extended release capsules in Levodopa-Induced Dyskinesia...

2014-04-18 09:59:31

Attack by own immune system may kill neurons in Parkinson's disease The cause of neuronal death in Parkinson's disease is still unknown, but a new study proposes that neurons may be mistaken for foreign invaders and killed by the person's own immune system, similar to the way autoimmune diseases like type I diabetes, celiac disease, and multiple sclerosis attack the body's cells. The study was published April 16, 2014, in Nature Communications. "This is a new, and likely controversial,...

2014-04-03 16:23:49

MONTREAL, April 3, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Bruno Giros, PhD, a researcher at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, has demonstrated, for the first time, the role that dopamine plays in a region of the brain called the hippocampus. Published in Biological Psychiatry, this discovery opens the door to a better understanding of psychiatric diseases, such as schizophrenia. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays...

2014-04-02 12:20:48

Commonly used neurological medication proves successful at blocking brain's reward system triggers Relapse is the most painful and expensive feature of drug addiction—even after addicted individuals have been drug-free for months or years, the likelihood of sliding back into the habit remains high. The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that 40 to 60 percent of addicted individuals will relapse, and in some studies the rates are as high as 80 percent at six months after...

2014-03-28 09:12:49

Memories are difficult to produce, often fragile, and dependent on any number of factors—including changes to various types of nerves. In the common fruit fly—a scientific doppelganger used to study human memory formation—these changes take place in multiple parts of the insect brain. Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have been able to pinpoint a handful of neurons where certain types of memory formation occur, a mapping feat that one day...

2014-03-11 23:31:01

Herb Mucuna Pruriens Active Ingredient in Innovative Supplement Beverage Albuquerque, N.M. (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 This March, consumers across the U.S. can “Go Beyond Energy” with Aquadopa, the world’s first herbal supplement beverage to enhance dopamine function. Offering sensations of ambition and drive, Aquadopa gives users an experience not attainable with energy drinks or coffee. Creator Dr. Andrew Hemmen, a board-certified internal medicine physician, believes the drink can...

Brain's Reward System Responsible For Love, Or Hatred, Of Music
2014-03-06 15:28:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While some of us obsess over music – collecting stacks of vinyl and vintage guitars – others could care less. According to a new study, the pleasure we get, or don’t get, from music is based on the innate reward system in our own brain. In the study, which is published in the journal Current Biology, a team of Spanish and Canadian researchers found that some people who feel pleasure in other ways simply can’t get it out of...


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