Biosingularity

Could A Dopamine Gene Be the Answer to a Longer Life?

Posted on: September 16, 2013

A study published in the Journal of Neuroscience found that a version of a gene coding for a receptor for the brain chemical dopamine was 66% more common among people who lived to be 90 or older than among a group of younger people who were otherwise similar.  The variant leads to a weaker response to the neurotransmitter, lowering the activity of the dopamine system that is responsible for generating feelings of pleasure, desire and reward, as well as for regulating movement.

via Could A Dopamine Gene Be the Answer to a Longer Life? | TIME.com.

About these ads

2 Responses to "Could A Dopamine Gene Be the Answer to a Longer Life?"

[…] Could A Dopamine Gene Be the Answer to a Longer Life? (biosingularity.com) […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 937 other followers

Follow me on Twitter

Medical Professional Database Award

 Doctor

Visitors Now

who's online

Blog Stats

  • 1,409,830 hits

Categories

Top Rated

Flickr Photos

Light Trails - Explored

WYYC 2014 - Tomoyuki Kaneko #4721

Sunset on Bourbon St.

Amari (Explored #14 thanks)

Nothomb

Skypilot Mountain

2 1/2 minutes of my like I'll never have back (Explored)

Today in explorer, thank you very much

Waiting Room

Frankfurt am Main - Market - Bratwurst

More Photos

Maps

Networked blogs

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 937 other followers

%d bloggers like this: