Nerve Damage

New research finds cause of morphine side effects

A University of Colorado Boulder-led research team has discovered that two protein receptors in the central nervous system team up to respond to morphine and cause unwanted neuroinflammation, a finding with implications for ...

Apr 02, 2012
popularity 4 / 5 (1) | comments 0 | with audio podcast

Birth defects linked to coal and pesticides

(Medical Xpress) -- According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, pregnant mothers who are exposed to pesticides and smoke are as much as four times more likely to give birth ...

Jul 20, 2011
popularity 5 / 5 (2) | comments 1 | with audio podcast report

Charging toward better neural implants

Electrical implants that shut down excessive activity in brain cells hold great potential for treating epilepsy and chronic pain. Likewise, devices that enhance neurons’ activity may help restore function ...

Oct 28, 2011
popularity 5 / 5 (4) | comments 0 | with audio podcast

Latest Spotlight News

People trust typical-looking faces most

Being "average" is often considered a bad thing, but new research suggests that averageness wins when people assess the trustworthiness of a face. The research indicates that, while typical-looking faces ...