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2013-03-07 11:22:19

In a new study in Neuron, scientists identified specific key steps in the chain of events that causes stress-related drug relapse. They identified the exact region of the brain where the events take place in rat models and showed that by blocking a step, they could prevent stress-related relapse. All too often, stress turns addiction recovery into relapse, but years of basic brain research have provided scientists with insight that might allow them develop a medicine to help. A new study...

Social Isolation In Adolescence Can Lead To Addiction
2013-01-24 06:19:04

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Addiction is a serious disorder of the brain that is characterized by a chronic and compulsive need to take a substance, typically with an increase in dosage and frequency. Someone suffering from addiction will continue their behavior even in the face of negative consequences. The root cause of addiction is not specifically known, however. A new study out of the University of Texas at Austin (UT) may just point to one indicator of...

Researchers Discover The Genomic Mechanism Behind Schizophrenia
2013-01-23 14:16:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from the University of Buffalo describes the first ever genomic mechanism for schizophrenia. According to the scientists´ report in the journal Schizophrenia Research, problems with the Integrative Nuclear FGFR 1 Signaling (INFS) pathway during gestation leads to brain changes, ultimately causing behavioral problems, or schizophrenia, later in life. Previous research has shown that the pathway includes as many as 160...

2013-01-16 23:00:13

Dr. J Marshall Dent has released an article explaining that weight loss occurs in the brain. The balances of many factors play into successful weight loss and maintenance. Columbia, SC (PRWEB) January 16, 2013 Dr. J. Marshall Dent insists that, "people have been taught for years that controlling weight begins and ends with the stomach." The misconception about dieting is it´s all about creating a better ratio of “calories in versus calories out.” The truth is that weight...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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