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Potential Link Between Fungus And Parkinson’s Disease Discovered
2013-11-12 07:11:49

An organic compound that is often emitted by fungi has been found to cause symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in fruit flies, and could be linked to the neurodegenerative condition in humans, according to a new study.

Human Addictions May Be Solved Via Innovative Rat Gambling Study
2013-10-30 11:03:40

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have identified brain processes that may be linked to compulsive gambling and they did so by creating an interesting and inventive study tool: a rat casino.

good food dopamine lowering blood pressure
2013-10-16 09:42:56

Good food triggers dopamine release in the brain. This leads to a feeling of happiness that researchers say can lower blood pressure.

2013-09-23 10:29:59

What woman has not wanted to gobble up a baby placed in her arms, even if the baby is not hers?

Scientists Demonstrate Ability to Erase Memories
2013-09-10 17:21:45

While the selective deletion of memories may sound like science fiction, neuroscientists from The Scripps Research Institute have demonstrated just that in mice in rats.

2013-08-26 11:26:49

Researchers at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere have brought new clarity to the picture of what goes awry in the brain during Parkinson's disease and identified a compound that eases the disease's symptoms in mice.

2013-08-21 13:13:10

Scientists today reported a possible basis for why food-restricted animals show increased susceptibility to drugs of abuse.

Alcoholism Risk May Be Driven By Overactive Dopamine System
2013-08-11 04:44:39

Individuals who are vulnerable to alcoholism could experience an abnormally large response in the brain’s reward-seeking pathways when they drink, according a new study appearing in the January issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.