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Not Everyone Can Get Runner’s High

New research suggests that a shortage of the mu-opioid receptor can inhibit runner’s high and increase the risk of depression.

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In 1977, Candace Pert and her colleagues at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine discovered the endorphin receptor and found opiate receptor binding sites for endorphins in the brain, a viral…



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Ryan Fan

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