News tagged with dopamine

Researchers one step closer to cocaine antidote

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have gained new insight into the mechanism behind a protein dopamine transporter that could help in the development of future medical treatment against cocaine addiction.

dateJan 13, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Dolphins and whales experience pleasure

Sam Ridgway has spent most of his life learning about dolphins and whales. Over his five-decade career he has asked these cetaceans various questions, including how deep they can dive and how depth affects ...

dateAug 13, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Are bacteria making you hungry?

Over the last half decade, it has become increasingly clear that the normal gastrointestinal (GI) bacteria play a variety of very important roles in the biology of human and animals. Now Vic Norris of the University of Rouen, ...

dateDec 19, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Video: Why some people just don't like music

For many people, enjoying music results in noticeable physical reactions – sweaty palms or a shiver down the spine. Music can cause the release of dopamine in your body, which provides a feeling of immense pleasure and ...

dateJul 02, 2014 in Social Sciences
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