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A genetic variant of a receptor in the brain's reward circuitry plays an important role in determining whether the neurotransmitter dopamine is released in the brain following alcohol intake.
Have you ever felt overly upset by a social snubbing? Your genetics, not your friends, may be at fault.
New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that highly palatable, energy-dense foods may activate genes that ultimately make us obese.
Alkermes, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALKS) today announced positive preclinical results for three proprietary molecules targeting opioid receptors, including ALKS 33.
Adolor Corporation (Nasdaq: ADLR) announced today the initiation of a third Phase 2a study of ADL5859, a novel Delta opioid agonist in development for the treatment of pain.
The role of the brainâ€™s opioid receptor systemâ€”or endorphin systemâ€”may hold the key to understanding and treating bulimia nervosa, according to research reported in the Society of Nuclear Medicineâ€™s August issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
In experiments with mice, researchers have found that nicotine triggers the same neural pathways that give opiates such as heroin their addictively rewarding properties--including associating an environment with the drug's reward. However, unlike opiates, nicotine does not directly activate the brain's opiate receptors, but activates the natural opioid reward pathway in the brain.
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