Last Updated: Sunday, December 01, 2013, 12:45
Researchers have found that genetic mutation combined with exposure to pesticides increases risk of Parkinson`s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, by killing dopamine-containing neurons.
Last Updated: Saturday, November 09, 2013, 14:18
A new study has allowed researchers better understanding of how antidepressants work in the human brain - and may lead to the better antidepressants` development with few or no side effects.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 14:20
With the help of a rat casino, researchers have successfully reduced behaviours in rats commonly associated with compulsive gambling in humans.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 15:03
A new research has found that a synthetic gene module controlled by the happiness hormone dopamine produces an agent that lowers blood pressure.
Last Updated: Saturday, August 10, 2013, 13:53
A new study suggests that people who are vulnerable to developing alcoholism exhibit a distinctive brain response when drinking alcohol.
Last Updated: Sunday, August 04, 2013, 16:43
People at high risk for alcohol-use problems showed a greater dopamine response in a brain pathway that increases desire for rewards than those who are at lower risk, a new study has revealed.
Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 12:50
Researchers have claimed that it has solved the longstanding puzzle of why a key protein linked to learning is also needed to become addicted to cocaine.
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 12:54
A new study has found that long-term cannabis users tend to produce less dopamine, a chemical in the brain linked to motivation.