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Mark Twain said, "Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times." Many smokers would agree that it's difficult to stay away from cigarettes. A new study in Biological Ps ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have identified a potential target for the development of anti-craving medications for people with addictions to stimulants such as methamphetamine.
Neuroscience Jan 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Changes in the endocannabinoid system may have important implications for psychiatric and addiction disorders. This brain system is responsible for making substances that have effects on brain function which resemble those ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 24, 2012 | 3 / 5 (3) | 0
Results of a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill may help pave the way to a treatment for a neurogenetic disorder often misdiagnosed as cerebral palsy or autism.
Genetics Dec 21, 2011 | 3.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Researchers from the University of Bristol have discovered that a chemical compound in the brain can weaken the synaptic connections between neurons in a region of the brain important for the formation of long-term memories. ...
Neuroscience Dec 13, 2011 | not rated yet | 1 |
Researchers from the CHUQ research center and Universite Laval have discovered the likely cause of essential tremor (ET), a neurological disorder that affects more than 10 million North Americans. The team's promising findings ...
Neuroscience Dec 06, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Potential clues to how autism miswires the brain are emerging from a study of a rare, purely genetic form of the disorders that affects fewer than 20 people worldwide. Using cutting-edge "disease-in a-dish" ...
Medical research Nov 27, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
Fourteen-year-olds who were frequent video gamers had more gray matter in the rewards center of the brain than peers who didn't play video games as much - suggesting that gaming may be correlated to changes in the brain, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 15, 2011 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 4
A new research report contributes to the increasing evidence that repeated occupational exposure to certain chemical solvents raises the risk for Parkinson's disease. Researchers analyzed the occupational histories of twins ...
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Nov 14, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the elderly, but little is known about the underlying biology of its development in older adults.
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 08, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 2 |
A research group from the University of Leeds has shown that infection by the brain parasite Toxoplasma gondii, found in 10-20 per cent of the UK's population, directly affects the production of dopamine, a key chemical messen ...
Medical research Nov 04, 2011 | 5 / 5 (11) | 3 |
The cerebellum is far more intensively involved in helping us navigate than previously thought. To move and learn effectively in spatial environments our brain, and particularly our hippocampus, creates a "cognitive" map ...
Neuroscience Nov 03, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 2
A team led by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute has identified a new metabolic pathway for controlling brain inflammation, suggesting strategies for treating it.
Medical research Oct 20, 2011 | 4.9 / 5 (7) | 1 |
Researchers from the Universities of Leeds, Edinburgh and Dundee have shed new light on the way that the brain protects itself from harm when 'running on empty.'
Neuroscience Oct 17, 2011 | 4 / 5 (6) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists have developed a way to evaluate new treatments for some forms of attention deficit disorder.
Neuroscience Oct 14, 2011 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |