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2013-04-22 22:22:51

Researchers at Northeastern University in Boston have developed a gene therapy approach that may one day stop Parkinson's disease (PD) in it tracks, preventing disease progression and reversing its symptoms.

Dopamine Release From Just The Taste Of Alcohol
2013-04-16 05:38:51

The taste of beer can trigger dopamine release in a person’s brain, even without any effect from the alcohol it contains, researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine have discovered.

Music Activates Same Pleasure Center In The Brain As Sex
2013-04-14 07:40:13

Listening to good music can trigger the same reaction in our brains as eating a good meal, taking a psychoactive drug or enjoying an evening of passion.

2013-04-12 13:30:19

Using a miniature electronic device implanted in the brain, scientists have tapped into the internal reward system of mice, prodding neurons to release dopamine, a chemical associated with pleasure.

2013-04-04 11:39:35

New genetic factors predisposing to schizophrenia have been uncovered in five families with several affected relatives.

Brain's Visual Cortex Activates For Reward Even When Stimulus Is Removed
2013-03-22 12:15:13

An international collaborative study, conducted by researchers at both KU Leuven and the Harvard Medical School, has attempted to recreate Ivan Pavlov’s famous experiment, but with a twist.

2013-03-07 11:22:19

In a new study in Neuron, scientists identified specific key steps in the chain of events that causes stress-related drug relapse.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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