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2011-02-23 17:15:49

Addiction is a brain disease that destroys lives, devastates families and tears at the very fabric of society.

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2011-02-23 08:10:00

Speaking directly into a cellphone while holding it against your ear can alter brain activity in those areas closest to the device's antenna.

2010-04-27 08:50:34

Researchers at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed an imaging protocol that allows them to visualize the activity of the brain's reward circuitry in both normal individuals and those addicted to drugs.

2009-11-30 20:44:53

New treatments aimed at strengthening inhibitory control could help prevent relapse.

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2009-10-21 12:40:00

The new weapon in the war on drug and nicotine addiction may soon come in the form of a vaccine.

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2009-10-06 06:20:00

A vaccine that uses the immune system to help block the euphoric effects of cocaine had a promising effect among 38 percent of subjects who received it.

2009-09-09 08:59:18

Low levels of dopamine markers may underlie symptoms; implications for treatment.

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2009-03-18 06:55:00

A small government study suggests that the narcolepsy drug modafinil — a so-called "smart drug" increasingly being used to enhance cognitive abilities — may be more addictive than doctors thought.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.