Research shows that dopamine levels fall during migraine attack

Research shows that dopamine levels fall during migraine attack

A recent study by the researchers of University of Michigan has shown that dopamine levels fall and fluctuate during the migraine attacks.

Mar 30, 2017, 23:44 PM IST
Scientists crack technique for tracking dopamine in brain

Scientists crack technique for tracking dopamine in brain

The study was published in the journal Lab on a Chip.Dopamine is one of the many neurotransmitters that neurons in the brain use to communicate with each other.

Mar 04, 2017, 09:29 AM IST
Do you know which chemical in brain helps in bonding? - Read story

Do you know which chemical in brain helps in bonding? - Read story

A researcher studied 19 mother-infant pairs and found that the results had important implications for therapies addressing disorders of the dopamine system.

Feb 19, 2017, 20:10 PM IST

Body fat hormone behind runner's high

The euphoric feeling that gives runners a motivational boost in the middle of their workout is in part modulated by the satiety hormone leptin, a new study has found.

Sep 02, 2015, 16:22 PM IST

'Stay awake' pill may boost brain function: Study

A drug that is used to help people with sleep disorders stay awake can boost cognitive functions in healthy people, a new study says.

Aug 29, 2015, 15:18 PM IST

Breakthrough in cancer cure? 'Happy hormone' can kill tumours, find Indian scientists

In a medical breakthrough, two Indian scientists have discovered that dopamine -known as the happy hormone -can also kill tumours.

Aug 05, 2015, 16:13 PM IST

Brain chemical that can help reverse chronic pain

A chemical in the brain typically associated with cognition, as well as regulating movement and emotion, among others, may help reverse chronic pain, new research has found.

May 07, 2015, 13:06 PM IST

Timely meals, early to bed can prevent mental illness

Living a structured life with regular meal times and early bedtimes can lead to a better life and perhaps even prevent the onset of mental illness, suggests a study.

Feb 23, 2015, 15:33 PM IST

Birth season affects your mood in later life

People born in spring and summer may be great optimists and those born in autumn are less likely to be depressed than winter-borns, a new study suggests.

Oct 19, 2014, 14:03 PM IST

Curiosity primes the brain to learn

 Curiosity may put the brain in a state that allows it to learn and retain any kind of information, a new study suggests.

Oct 12, 2014, 19:34 PM IST

Why fat people tend to overeat

Triggers such as the smell of popcorn at a movie theatre or a commercial for a snack may have a stronger pull for obese people due to differences in brain chemistry, says a study.

Sep 10, 2014, 13:28 PM IST

Dolphins squeal with joy while experiencing pleasure: Study

A new study suggests that dolphins squeal like kids when they are happy.

Aug 14, 2014, 09:21 AM IST

Anti-psychotic medications new hope against brain tumours

Researchers have said that FDA-approved anti-psychotic drugs possess tumor-killing activity against the most aggressive form of primary brain cancer, glioblastoma.

Mar 09, 2014, 14:37 PM IST

Novel compound may help keep Parkinson`s symptoms at bay

Researchers have claimed to have developed a novel compound that appears to protect mice against developing movement problems associated with Parkinson`s disease (PD).

Feb 13, 2014, 17:47 PM IST

Exposure to pesticides may increase Parkinson`s risk

A new study has found a specific gene that may explain why some people are particularly susceptible to developing Parkinson`s after exposure to certain pesticides.

Feb 04, 2014, 13:52 PM IST

Multitasking abilities lie in your genes

Researchers have long studied the connection between cognitive function and the ability to perform well on multiple simultaneous tasks, and recently they went a step further to test a genetic link to multitasking ability.

Jan 08, 2014, 13:42 PM IST

How exposure to pesticides increases Parkinson`s disease risk

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.

Dec 01, 2013, 12:45 PM IST

How antidepressants work in brain

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.

Nov 09, 2013, 14:18 PM IST

Being happy does lower your blood pressure

A new research has found that a synthetic gene module controlled by the happiness hormone dopamine produces an agent that lowers blood pressure.

Oct 16, 2013, 15:03 PM IST

Why humans are musical but apes aren`t

A researcher has revealed that humans have the ability to mimic and imitate things like music and speech because of the fact that synchronised group movement quite simply makes it possible to perceive sounds from the surroundings better.

Sep 24, 2013, 13:13 PM IST