The investigations were carried out on rodents. The Toxoplasma ensured that the production and release of dopamine in the brain cells infected by a multiple was higher than normal. The results could be a new approach in the treatment of neurological diseases that have to do with changes in dopamine levels. Examples are schizophrenia, ADHD and Parkinson’s disease, believes the study leader Dr. Glenn McConkey. “People are really just random hosts for T. gondii. And the parasite can land anywhere in the brain,” says McConkey. The symptoms of toxoplasmosis depended on exactly where the parasite implantation. This could perhaps explain the link between schizophrenia and toxoplasmosis infection, says the researcher.
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter in the brain, the movements, the perception and behavior control. It also controls the reward and wellness center in the brain and emotional feelings such as fear. A lack of dopamine in humans results in the Parkinson’s disease. In another experiment, the researchers want to find out exactly how the parasite which stimulate dopamine production and how this changes the behavior.
Toxoplasmosis is an infectious disease that is transmitted by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. The infection occurs frequently in people of all ages. Following is a lifelong immunity against toxoplasmosis – if the person does not develop immunodeficiency.
The PAC is reported to occur during the combustion of organic materials. Brought forth the soot from this process is the basis for the black color of tattoo pigments. Using a special cleaning could actually be hazardous substances removed. It makes the colors but much more expensive.
In Europe there are, according to the Ministry of Health no requirements on the purity of carbon black in tattoo inks. Only in the USA must be the means free of PAHs. Nevertheless, the compliant samples came from America, while European tattoo colors were harmless.