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Addicted To Chocolate? Your Eyes May Just Be Able To Give You Away
2013-06-25 04:50:44

A new study led by Drexel University has found a common, low-cost ophthalmological tool can measure the brain’s pleasure response to tasting food through the eyes.

2013-06-02 23:00:52

Dopamine, the mood-enhancing hormone, might help give a memory boost, eReflect creator of Ultimate Memory™ announced today.

2013-05-16 15:44:18

Long-term treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with certain stimulant medications may alter the density of the dopamine transporter.

Experimental Cocaine Vaccine Effective On Mice, Primates
2013-05-11 09:39:58

Researchers are developing an “anti-cocaine vaccine” designed to keep the drug from creating the dopamine-induced high in the brain.

Insomnia In RLS Sufferers Linked To Brain Chemistry
2013-05-09 05:26:13

Researchers writing in the journal Neurology say they have found an explanation for the ties between sleepless nights and restless legs syndrome (RLS).

Junk Food Habits Passed From Pregnant Mother To Child
2013-05-01 04:52:04

Mothers who regularly consume high-fat, high-sugar foods while pregnant effectively program their children to be addicted to junk food by the time they are weaned, researchers from the University of Adelaide have discovered.

Rats Get Depression In Spring Not Winter
2013-04-26 09:07:23

In spring, when daylight is present for longer periods, rats exhibit an increased level of anxiety and depression, a phenomenon researchers now say occurs as a result of how the rat’s brain cells adopt a new chemical code when drastic changes occur in the day and night cycles.

Deep Brain Stimulation Curbs Binge Eating 042513
2013-04-25 08:38:26

Using deep brain stimulation (DBS) in a specific area of the brain appears to reduce caloric intake and lead to weight loss in obese mice prone to binge eating.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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