Facebook Addiction by Turkey College Students
The results revealed that weekly time commitment, social motives, severe depression, and anxiety and insomnia positively predicted Facebook addiction. Neither demographic variables nor the interactions of gender by usage characteristics were found to be significant predictors.
Dopamine D2 Receptor as a Cellular Component
The Authors suggest that fruit flies are an excellent model system to provide some answers to previously unexplainable observations regarding the compromised dopaminergic nervous system and the related therapeutic agents.
Smoking variant in a Chinese Population
The authors suggest that the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism may not be involved in susceptibility to smoking among the Chinese male population, but may influence the age at which smoking is initiated.
Modulation by Cocaine of Dopamine Receptors in Zebrafish Embryos
The use of cocaine during pregnancy can affect the mother and indirectly might alter the development of the embryo/foetus. These results indicate that miRNAs can play an important role during embryogenesis and in drug addiction.
A Novel Mechanism for Methylphenidate Action
Together, they presented the study for the first time that MPH facilitates NMDA-receptor mediated synaptic transmission via σ1 receptor, and such facilitation requires PLC/IP3/PKC signaling pathway. This novel mechanism possibly explains the underlying mechanism for MPH induced addictive potential and other psychiatric side effects.