News tagged with compulsive behavior

Two genes do not make a voter: new research

Voting behavior cannot be predicted by one or two genes as previous researchers have claimed, according to Evan Charney, a Duke University professor of public policy and political science.

dateFeb 29, 2012 in Other
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Sex addiction -- is it real?

Addicts call it a God-sized hole, a hollowness in the soul. It leaks no matter how much they try to fill it -- and at what cost. For years, George filled his emptiness with pornography, erotic massage and, eventually, sex ...

dateApr 15, 2010 in Health
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Unlocking the secrets of our compulsions

Researchers have shed new light on dopamine's role in the brain's reward system, which could provide insight into impulse control problems associated with addiction and a number of psychiatric disorders.

dateDec 08, 2010 in Medical research
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Canine compulsive disorder gene identified in dogs

A canine chromosome 7 locus that confers a high risk of compulsive disorder susceptibility has been identified through a collaboration between the Behavior Service at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, the Program ...

dateJan 06, 2010 in Genetics
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Chocoholic mice fear no pain

Ever get a buzz from eating chocolate? A study published in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience has shown that chocolate-craving mice are ready to tolerate electric shocks to get their fix.

dateFeb 09, 2010 in Neuroscience
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