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Brain's Long-Term Reward System Relies On Dopamine
2013-08-05 10:15:52

From driving across country to graduating from college, long-term goals are often difficult to stay focused on when an immediate reward isn't within sight. A team of researchers has recently discovered new details on how the brain is able to stay focused until these long-term goals are achieved.

Motivation Lacking For Many Marijuana Users
2013-07-01 13:30:57

Long-time marijuana smokers have a lack of motivation to work or pursue normal interests, according to a new study.

Ritalin Improves Brain Function Cocaine Addicts
2013-06-28 08:40:11

A single dose of Ritalin, a commonly prescribed drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, helps improve brain function in people addicted to cocaine, according to new research.

Addicted To Chocolate? Your Eyes May Just Be Able To Give You Away
2013-06-25 04:50:44

A new study led by Drexel University has found a common, low-cost ophthalmological tool can measure the brain’s pleasure response to tasting food through the eyes.

2013-06-02 23:00:52

Dopamine, the mood-enhancing hormone, might help give a memory boost, eReflect creator of Ultimate Memory™ announced today.

2013-05-16 15:44:18

Long-term treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with certain stimulant medications may alter the density of the dopamine transporter.

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).


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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