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Deep Brain Stimulation Boosts Insulin Sensitivity

By Shawna Williams | May 24, 2018

One patient with diabetes was able to reduce his medication use while receiving targeted electrical pulses.

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Neurons derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells fill in for lost dopamine neurons in a primate model of the disease.

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By converting glial cells into dopaminergic neurons, scientists were able to partially rescue motor behavior in mice.

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Zebra finches dial down dopamine signaling when they hear errors in a song performance.

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image: Infographic: Taking Note of Singing Errors

Infographic: Taking Note of Singing Errors

By Catherine Offord | March 1, 2017

Birds' brains respond to distorted songs with changes in dopamine signaling.

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Why Obese Mice Prefer To Sit Around All Day

By Joshua A. Krisch | January 3, 2017

A study links excess body weight in the rodents with dopamine receptor inactivity and reduced movement.

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image: Jeremy Day Probes Reward Signaling in the Brain

Jeremy Day Probes Reward Signaling in the Brain

By Catherine Offord | January 1, 2017

The University of Alabama, Birmingham, researcher seeks the neural roots of animal behavior

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image: Neural Circuit Plays Role in Overeating

Neural Circuit Plays Role in Overeating

By Alison F. Takemura | August 8, 2016

Activating serotonin receptors halts a binge-like eating behavior in mice, researchers report.

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How Dopamine Tunes Working Memory

By Tanya Lewis | June 3, 2016

Dopamine receptors in the cortex orient the brain toward the task at hand.

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Hormone Hangover

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | February 1, 2016

Medication to prevent prematurity in humans harms cognitive flexibility in rats.

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