Topic: Dopamine

Socially Isolated Rats are More Vulnerable to Addiction, Report Researchers

Jan. 23, 2013

Rats that are socially isolated during a critical period of adolescence are more vulnerable to addiction to amphetamine and alcohol. Amphetamine addiction is also harder to extinguish in the socially isolated rats. These effects, which are described this week in the journal Neuron, persist even after the rats are reintroduced into the community of other rats.

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The high value of short-lived worms

Jan. 30, 2012
The high value of short-lived worms

Researchers have devised a simple test using dopamine-deficient worms for identifying drugs that may help people with Parkinson's disease.

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"Parkinsonian" Worms May Hold the Key to Identifying Drugs for Parkinson's Disease, Says Scientist

Nov. 10, 2011

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have devised a simple test, using dopamine-deficient worms, for identifying drugs that may help people with Parkinson's disease.

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Worms may hold the key to fighting Parkinson's disease

Nov. 10, 2011

Researchers have devised a simple test, using dopamine-deficient worms, for identifying drugs that may help people with Parkinson's disease.

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Scientists Afflict Computers with Schizophrenia to Better Understand the Human Brain

May 5, 2011

Computer networks that can't forget fast enough can show symptoms of a kind of virtual schizophrenia, giving researchers further clues to the inner workings of schizophrenic brains, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Yale University have found.

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