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Party drug damaging to memory?


September 20th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 20 (IANS) A euphoric high delivered by party drug mephedrone not only makes it extremely addictive but also prompts users to quaff massive doses to maintain the kick, ... Read more...

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Breakthrough to help block morphine addiction


August 16th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 16 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, scientists have shown that it is possible to block addiction to morphine and heroin, while boosting relief from pain.A team from the ... Read more...

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Power is as addictive as cocaine, says expert


April 29th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) More than a hundred years after noted British historian Baron John Acton coined the phrase "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely", a scientist ... Read more...

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Brain parasite affects reward producing chemical


November 6th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 6 (IANS) Brain parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which infects more than 60 million people in the US alone, directly affects the output of dopamine, a key chemical that controls ... Read more...

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Lack of enzyme creates skewed response to fear


August 12th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Do you run away when you should stay or stay when you should run away? If so, an enzyme deficiency might be to blame, a US ... Read more...

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Alcohol can help brain to learn, remember better


April 13th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A new study has found that drinking alcohol primes certain areas of our brain to learn and remember better.Neurobiologist Hitoshi Morikawa said the common view that drinking is ... Read more...

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How dopamine controls the formation of new neurons in adult brain


April 9th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): A study of the salamander brain shown how in acting as a kind of switch for stem cells, neurotransmitter dopamine controls the formation of new neurons in adult ... Read more...

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‘Junk food’ moms have ‘junk food’ babies


March 24th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 24 (IANS) Pregnant and breastfeeding women who love eating oodles of fatty and sugary foods are likely to have children who have the same cravings.The study, which used ... Read more...

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‘Junk food’ mums more likely to have ‘junk food’ babies


March 24th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): A new study involving rats suggests that pregnant and breastfeeding women who indulge in high levels of fat and sugar are likely to have children who indulge in ... Read more...

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‘Bilingual’ neurons may help uncover secrets of brain disease


March 19th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 19 (ANI): University of Montreal and McGill University researchers have discovered a type of "cellular bilingualism" - a phenomenon that allows a single neuron to use two different methods of ... Read more...

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How brain chemicals determine whether your love will last


February 24th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): An eminent U.S. anthropologist claims to have found why some relationships are a smooth sail while others are a little trickier.Dr Helen Fisher, who has studied romantic love ... Read more...

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Finding true love linked to biological temperament


February 21st, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 21 (IANS) Finding true love is a lot more dependent on our biological temperament that steers us towards a particular personality type, rather than a matter of chance, says a ... Read more...

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Natural Sperm Enhancers For A Better Sex Life


January 16th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Many men suffer from the problem of lack of sperm production. That is not only a biological problem but it also attributes to problematic social life ... Read more...

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Roll-your-own smokers more addicted: Study


January 13th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 13 (ANI): New research has suggested that people who roll their own cigarettes are more addicted than those who smoke the readymade variety.Amy Lewis of the Victoria University has found ... Read more...

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‘Midas touch’ gene that makes people brilliant businessmen discovered


December 29th, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): Some people exhibit an exceptionally brilliant business sense, which may be a result of a particular gene they possess - says a new study.California Institute of Technology researchers ... Read more...

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Mixing energy drinks with alcohol risky: Study


December 19th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Energy drinks lead to increased alcohol consumption, according to a new research.Sean Barrett, associate professor of psychology and psychiatry at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and colleagues ... Read more...

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Scientists discover ‘altruism gene’ that makes you more charitable


November 9th, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Researchers at University of Bonn claim that they have found an 'altruism gene' that makes people more charitable.People with this change gave twice as much money on average ... Read more...

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Why coffee puts you in a good mood and chocolate makes you feel high


October 18th, 2010 - 11:20 am ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 18 (ANI): Do you crave for a cup of coffee early in the morning? And a chocolate bar makes you feel good when you feel low? Now a study ... Read more...

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Mechanism behind addictions and some forms of obesity discovered


October 5th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): A researcher at the University of Alberta have uncovered a mechanism underlying some forms of obesity and addictions, which could lead to a treatment for both diseases.As narcotics ... Read more...

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New brain research could lead to schizophrenia treatment


October 1st, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): New research has revealed that two neurotransmitters-dopamine and glutamate-are abnormal in people with psychotic illness, including schizophrenia.Among many other things, these chemicals play a role in cognitive functions, ... Read more...

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Bible preaches to ‘go for sex’, claims Oz sexologist


July 26th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 26 (ANI): A study has found that while most magazines are full of advice on better sex, the best recipe for sexual satisfaction comes from the Bible.At a Melbourne conference ... Read more...

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Enzyme behind baby blues found


June 17th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Other than loss of estrogen, an increase in levels of enzyme, called monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) in the female brain after giving birth, is what causes baby blues ... Read more...

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Crayfish provide clues to mystique of decision-making


June 16th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 16 (IANS) Psychologists have found that crayfish make surprisingly complex, cost-benefit calculations -- thus making an excellent, practical model for identifying the specific neural circuitry and neuro-chemistry of human decision-making. The ... Read more...

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Crayfish brain offers new insight into human decision-making


June 16th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Crayfish, just like organisms of higher complexity, observe their environment, and then make value-based decisions- a trait that could offer new insights into human decision making.According to a ... Read more...

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Love ‘really is blind’


May 13th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): American scientists have made an advance to prove Shakespeare's dictum, "love is blind and lovers cannot see".A brain in love looks like a neurological fireworks display.The ventral tegmental ... Read more...

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Behavioural rewards may mimic effects of medication for ADHD


April 19th, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): With medication and behavioural interventions, children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could better maintain attention and self-control by normalising activity in the same brain systems, according to ... Read more...

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Do Chemical Compositions Cause Junk Food Addictions?


March 30th, 2010 - 3:38 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The former commissioner of the FDA, (Food and Drug Administration) David Kessler wrote a book entitled "The End of Overeating" which opened a great deal of controversy. He ... Read more...

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Norepinephrine better than dopamine for shock patients


March 4th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): Blood pressure of shock patients can be stabilized better with norepinephrine than dopamine, a new study claims.Daniel De Backer, at Erasme University Hospital in Belgium, compared 28-day mortality ... Read more...

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Brain’s dopamine drives our hunger for stimulation


February 2nd, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A new study has shown that the urge to seek out new and thrilling experiences is triggered by levels of dopamine in brain.An international research team made up ... Read more...

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Homework, video games, computers ruining kids’ eyes


January 18th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, January 18 (ANI): Spending more time inside the house playing video games, computers and doing homework and less time on outdoor activities is taking a toll on children's eyes, experts have ... Read more...

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Erectile dysfunction wired to restless leg syndrome


January 1st, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 1 (IANS) Erectile dysfunction (ED) is more common among older men with restless leg syndrome (RLS) than in those without it. Results show that ED was 16 percent more likely ... Read more...

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Erectile dysfunction ‘more common in older men with restless leg syndrome’


January 1st, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 1 (ANI): A new study has linked restless leg syndrome with erectile dysfunction in older men.Published in the Jan. 1 issue of the journal Sleep, the study shows that erectile ... Read more...

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Stomach hormone can slow down Parkinson’s disease


November 27th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) Ghrelin, a hormone produced in the stomach, may be used to slow down onset of Parkinson's disease, a new study reveals. Parkinson's disease is caused by disruption of ... Read more...

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New finding may provide novel therapeutic targets for depression


October 19th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Georgetown University Medical Center researchers have clarified how neurotransmitters like norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine, are regulated - a finding that may provide new therapeutic targets for depression.Drugs currently ... Read more...

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Gene mutation behind pupils’ low grades identified


September 24th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 24 (ANI): A gene that affects memory and IQ among students has been identified, say researchers.Chun-Yen Chang, an education researcher at National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, says that ... Read more...

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