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Experimental Cocaine Vaccine Effective On Mice, Primates
2013-05-11 09:39:58

Researchers are developing an “anti-cocaine vaccine” designed to keep the drug from creating the dopamine-induced high in the brain.

Insomnia In RLS Sufferers Linked To Brain Chemistry
2013-05-09 05:26:13

Researchers writing in the journal Neurology say they have found an explanation for the ties between sleepless nights and restless legs syndrome (RLS).

Junk Food Habits Passed From Pregnant Mother To Child
2013-05-01 04:52:04

Mothers who regularly consume high-fat, high-sugar foods while pregnant effectively program their children to be addicted to junk food by the time they are weaned, researchers from the University of Adelaide have discovered.

Rats Get Depression In Spring Not Winter
2013-04-26 09:07:23

In spring, when daylight is present for longer periods, rats exhibit an increased level of anxiety and depression, a phenomenon researchers now say occurs as a result of how the rat’s brain cells adopt a new chemical code when drastic changes occur in the day and night cycles.

Deep Brain Stimulation Curbs Binge Eating 042513
2013-04-25 08:38:26

Using deep brain stimulation (DBS) in a specific area of the brain appears to reduce caloric intake and lead to weight loss in obese mice prone to binge eating.

2013-04-22 22:22:51

Researchers at Northeastern University in Boston have developed a gene therapy approach that may one day stop Parkinson's disease (PD) in it tracks, preventing disease progression and reversing its symptoms.

Dopamine Release From Just The Taste Of Alcohol
2013-04-16 05:38:51

The taste of beer can trigger dopamine release in a person’s brain, even without any effect from the alcohol it contains, researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine have discovered.

Music Activates Same Pleasure Center In The Brain As Sex
2013-04-14 07:40:13

Listening to good music can trigger the same reaction in our brains as eating a good meal, taking a psychoactive drug or enjoying an evening of passion.

2013-04-12 13:30:19

Using a miniature electronic device implanted in the brain, scientists have tapped into the internal reward system of mice, prodding neurons to release dopamine, a chemical associated with pleasure.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.