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2014-04-02 12:20:48

Relapse is the most painful and expensive feature of drug addiction—even after addicted individuals have been drug-free for months or years, the likelihood of sliding back into the habit remains high.

Brain's Reward System Responsible For Love, Or Hatred, Of Music
2014-03-06 15:28:39

While some of us obsess over music – collecting stacks of vinyl and vintage guitars – others could care less. According to a new study, the pleasure we get, or don’t get, from music is based on the innate reward system in our own brain.

2014-01-21 10:24:45

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a new molecular mechanism by which cocaine alters the brain's reward circuits and causes addiction.

2013-10-07 13:46:06

The extracellular-signal regulated kinase (ERK) pathway plays a role in multiple drug addictions and appears to modulate neuronal plasticity through epigenetic mechanisms, say French scientists.

2013-10-07 13:15:28

The extracellular-signal regulated kinase (ERK) pathway plays a role in multiple drug addictions and appears to modulate neuronal plasticity through epigenetic mechanisms, say French scientists.

Cocaine Addiction Never Goes Away
2013-09-23 13:00:17

A new study found that a recovering cocaine addict is constantly haunted by their days of substance abuse – even after years of abstinence.

2013-09-23 10:29:59

What woman has not wanted to gobble up a baby placed in her arms, even if the baby is not hers?

2013-08-21 13:13:10

Scientists today reported a possible basis for why food-restricted animals show increased susceptibility to drugs of abuse.

2013-04-18 21:19:16

Do people get caught in the cycle of overeating and drug addiction because their brain reward centers are over-active causing them to experience greater cravings for food or drugs?


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.