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Effects of nicotine upon brain mirror those of cocaine


May 4th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new neuroscience research has found that nicotine has a similar initial impact on the brain as cocaine, explaining why both are highly addictive substances.In the new experiments, ... Read more...

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Toxin that plays key role in triggering Parkinson’s disease identified


February 11th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Scientists have found evidence that a toxin produced by the brain is responsible for the series of cellular events that lead to Parkinson's disease.After research in an animal ... Read more...

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Decaf coffee, nicotine-free tobacco may offer Parkinson’s protection


April 24th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 24(ANI): In a new study, researchers found that coffee and cigarettes could protect the brain of flies with a form of Parkinson's disease, but the benefit was not because of ... Read more...

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Anticipating an award as satisfying as actually receiving it


July 16th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): No one likes to be held in suspense when it comes to receiving rewards. And now, a new research has claimed that knowing that you're in line for ... Read more...

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Dopamine neuron firing facilitates brain’s prediction of rewards


April 4th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): Phasic firing of midbrain dopamine neurons helps the brain to differentiate between rewarding and aversive events, according to a study.The study was a collaborative effort by Carlos Paladini, ... Read more...

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Deep brain stimulation relieves Parkinsons symptoms


September 3rd, 2008 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 3 (ANI): Scientists at the Neuroscience Institute at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and University Hospital have found that a surgical technique called deep brain stimulation relieves Parkinsons symptoms ... Read more...

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Therapeutic cloning offers hope for Parkinson’s cure


March 24th, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by admin
London, March 24 (ANI): Scientists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) have come closer to a potential cure for Parkinson's disease, by showing that its possible to treat the degenerative brain ... Read more...

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