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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.

2013-08-08 11:02:05

Johns Hopkins biophysicists have discovered that full activation of a protein ensemble essential for communication between nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord requires a lot of organized back-and-forth motion of some of the ensemble's segments.

2013-08-04 23:01:46

Many people who are into bodybuilding are constantly looking for ways to maximize their body’s potential.

Oxytocin Social Anxiety
2013-07-23 08:56:15

New research indicates the love hormone oxytocin may have a dark side, as researchers have found the 'love hormone' can intensify and cause emotional pain.

2013-07-16 22:33:21

Among patients who experienced in-hospital cardiac arrest requiring vasopressors (drugs that increase blood pressure), use of a combination therapy during cardiopulmonary resuscitation resulted in improved survival to hospital discharge with favorable neurological status.

2013-07-09 23:26:45

Plant-based foods are the staple of every recognized heart-healthy diet because they elevate natural nitric oxide levels, a known cardio-protective factor.

Oxytocin Helps Reach Out Times Of Stress
2013-06-26 08:35:41

According to researchers, reaching out to others after a stressful event instead of secluding oneself boosts levels of the hormone oxytocin which helps against feelings of rejection.

2013-06-25 13:15:33

Plants possess receptors which are similar to the glutamate receptors in the brain of humans and animals.


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