Navigation Links
Drug addiction can be genetical, says study

The gene that controls the circadian clock of our body may also be responsible// for drug addiction. The gene, also called the Clock gene apart from regulating our sleep and wake patterns also regulates a number of things like hormone levels, blood pressure, heart functions, body temperature, and currently established addiction to drug intake. The gene regulates the inherent vulnerability to drug addiction by rewarding the experience related to drugs which are commonly used for abuse, like cocaine etc. the gene increases the reward response to cocaine through its effect on dopamine pathways. Dopamine is the neurotransmitter connected with the pleasure sensations of the brain. The researchers who had drawn animal parallels had reported that mice deficient in the Clock gene had produced more dopamine when injected with cocaine, much more than the control mice that had the Clock gene. The first group also had more problems with their circadian rhythms when under the influence of cocaine; they were hyperactive with less sleep and exhibited a distinct preference for the location where the drug was administered. The research suggesting the link between lack of sleep and tendency to abuse drugs may open new ways to research for the deeper understanding of human drug addiction. Reference: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, online edition, June 2005
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Pen-nibbling addiction
2. Teen brain changes increase cigarette addiction
3. New treatment possible for drug addiction
4. A herbal drug addiction releiver
5. De-addiction Drug Works For Alcoholics Too
6. Drug addiction higher in rural Punjab: study
7. Food addiction similar to Drug addiction!!
8. NHS De-addiction, Rehabilitation waiting time ticking into months
9. Babies born to drug addicted mothers, treated for drug addictions
10. A new study surpasses Gene Therapy Hurdle
11. A question on study of Adult Stem Cell
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... Calvary Hospital recently hosted a ... Hospice (DGH), a 10-bed unit located at Mary, Manning Walsh Home (MMW) in Manhattan. ... performs at DGH for half an hour, once a week. The music brings a ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... Sandbox, one of ... to serve in the newly created position of executive vice president, chief creative ... efforts in the Chicago and LA offices. He reports to Nancy Finigan, president ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... ... has announced today the launch of its Associates and Bachelor's degrees in Health ... of The Rockefeller University, Dr. Torsten N. Wiesel; Chairman and CEO of Fortune ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , ... May 03, 2016 , ... Each year, about ... cause of death across the United States and account for one death every four ... impairments or are permanently disabled. HCR ManorCare is launching a video series called “Your ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ON (PRWEB) , ... May 03, 2016 , ... ... recognized as one of Canada’s top Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies in ... Canadian and Multinational ICT companies operating in Canada, as ranked by revenue. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2016)... from Sino-German High-Tech Fund to further expand product development, strengthen its disease modeling capabilities and increase market presence. ... ... ... ... Sino-German High-Tech ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , May 3, 2016   BIOTRONIK , ... today announced Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval ... that provides heart failure patients with access to ... also have remote monitoring with daily automatic transmission ... heart rate in response to physiological demands. ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , May 3, 2016   Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) announced today that it is ... a video of two patients who tell their personal story and encourage those at risk ... Meet Jacque: Hepatitis C ... ... Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy (PRNewsFoto/Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc.) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: