Neurotransmitter
Neurotransmitters are endogenous chemicals that transmit signals across a synapse from one neuron (nerve cell) to another 'target' neuron. Neurotransmitters are released from synaptic vesicles in syna...
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Liberalism Caused By Defective Chromosome - WIT
Many traits commonly associated with Liberal political ideology have been found to have a biological basis in a hereditary genetic disease.
A Love-Hate Relationship?: "Feel-Good" Oxytocin May Have a Dark Side - Scientific American
The hormone promotes warm social feelings but can also promote in-group favoritism and ethnocentrism, suggesting there is a lot we don't know yet about the "cuddle chemical"
Heroin Cut With Elephant Tranquilizer May Have Caused 60 Overdoses Across Two States In Just 48 Hours
Drug dealers, in an attempt to stretch their supply and deliver a stronger, longer high, are cutting their heroin with carfentanil. And in a 48-hour window this week, two counties near the Ohio-Indian...
Fentanyl’s Death Toll Is Rising
The ability of fentanyl, an opioid, to freeze chest muscles within minutes may be to blame for some overdoses, a new autopsy study shows.
Narcotic Painkillers Actually Prolong Pain, Study Finds
As paradoxical as this may sound, a new CU-Boulder study reveals that opioids like morphine have now been shown to cause an increase in chronic pain in lab rats, findings that could have far-reaching ...
These Are The Most Drugged Out Cities In America
America is being hit by a wave of drug deaths like never before. From Heroin to pain meds, overdoses are taking a tremendous toll on communities across the country. Using public data, we’ve mapped dru...
Manipulation Of Specific Neurons Helps To Erase Bad Memories, Enhance Good Ones
Imagine if memory could be tuned in such a way where good memories are enhanced for those suffering from dementia or bad memories are wiped away for individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder. A ...
Frank Huyler: United States Of Chronic Pain
Opiate overdoses in the United States are a public health catastrophe, and are finally getting the media attention they deserve. Last week, President Obama quite remarkably said that the opiate epidem...
Running Helps Mice Slow Cancer Growth
Here's one more benefit of exercise: mice who spent their free time on a running wheel were better able to shrink tumors (a 50 percent reduction in tumor size) compared to their less active counterpar...
Only The Lonely - A Surprise Role For Dopamine In Social Interplay
Scientists have shown that the chemical signal dopamine plays an unexpected role in social interactions. In mice, nerve cells in the brain that release dopamine become particularly active in animals k...
Empathy More Common In Animals Than Thought
A new study reveals that prairie voles console loved ones who are feeling stressed -- and it appears that the infamous 'love hormone,' oxytocin, is the underlying mechanism.
One Type Of Legal Drug Is Killing Far More People Than Heroin — And Deaths Just Hit Record Numbers
In just a year, overdose deaths from opioid painkillers and heroin jumped 14%, hitting record levels in 2014, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Friday. Betw...
The Dopamine Connection Between Schizophrenia And Creativity
Schizophrenia symptoms generally first appear between ages 16 and 30, though men can have symptoms — such as hallucinations and delusions — before women do. Auditory hallucinations, in which sufferers...
Going Down On Her Turns Out To Be Healthy For Everyone
Many say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We beg to differ.New research finds that cunnilingus has many health benefits, so both your ladylove and your doctor will be happy. Resea...
New Brain Effects Behind 'Runner's High'
The sensation may not just be about endorphins. A new study points to the same system of the brain involved in a marijuana buzz. After a nice long bout of aerobic exercise, some people experience what...
Neuron Responsible For Alcoholism Found
Scientists at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine have pinpointed a population of neurons in the brain that influences whether one drink leads to two. This work could ultimately le...
Neuromodulation
Neuromodulation is the physiological process by which a given neuron uses one or more neurotransmitters to regulate diverse populations of neurons. This is in contrast to classical synaptic transmissi...
Neurotransmitter transporter
Neurotransmitter transporters are a class of membrane transport proteins that span the cellular membranes of neurons. Their primary function is to carry neurotransmitters across these membranes and to...
Reuptake
Reuptake, or re-uptake, is the reabsorption of a neurotransmitter by a neurotransmitter transporter of a pre-synaptic neuron after it has performed its function of transmitting a neural impulse.Reupta...
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Acetylcholine
Acetylcholine (ACh, pron. ah-Seh-til-KO-leen) is an organic molecule that acts as a neurotransmitter in many organisms, including humans. It is an ester of acetic acid and choline, with chemical formu...
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Neuropeptide
Neuropeptides are small protein-like molecules (peptides) used by neurons to communicate with each other. They are neuronal signaling molecules that influence the activity of the brain in specific way...
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Opioid
An opioid is any chemical that resembles morphine or other opiates in its pharmacological effects. Opioids work by binding to opioid receptors, which are found principally in the central and periphera...
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Serotonin
Serotonin /ˌsɛrəˈtoʊnɨn/ or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) is a monoamine neurotransmitter. Biochemically derived from tryptophan, serotonin is primarily found in the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract), bl...
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Liberalism Caused By Defective Chromosome - WIT
Many traits commonly associated with Liberal political ideology have been found to have a biological basis in a hereditary genetic disease.
Heroin Cut With Elephant Tranquilizer May Have Caused 60 Overdoses Across Two States In Just 48 Hours
Drug dealers, in an attempt to stretch their supply and deliver a stronger, longer high, are cutting their heroin with carfentanil. And in a 48-hour window this week, two counties near the Ohio-Indian...
Stearoylethanolamide
Stearoylethanolamide (SEA) is an endocannabinoid neurotransmitter.
Binding, degradation and apoptotic activity of stearoylethanolamide in rat C6 glioma cells
Theodrenaline
Theodrenaline (INN), also known as noradrenalinoethyltheophylline, is a chemical linkage of norepinephrine (noradrenaline) and theophylline used as a cardiac stimulant.It is sometimes combined with ca...
Theodrenaline - Wikipedia
Manipulation Of Specific Neurons Helps To Erase Bad Memories, Enhance Good Ones
Imagine if memory could be tuned in such a way where good memories are enhanced for those suffering from dementia or bad memories are wiped away for individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder. A ...
VGF
VGF or VGF nerve growth factor inducible is a protein and neuropeptide that may play a role in regulating energy homeostasis, metabolism and synaptic plasticity. The protein was first discovered in 19...
VGF - Wikipedia
Enadoline
Enadoline is a drug which acts as a highly selective κ-opioid agonist.In human studies, it produced visual distortions and feelings of dissociation, reminiscent of the effects of salvinorin A.It was s...
Enadoline - Wikipedia