Harvard scientists have developed the fullest picture yet of how neurons in the brain interact to reinforce behaviors ranging from learning to drug use, a finding that might open the door to possible breakthroughs in the ...
Neuroscience Jan 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
Since mephedrone was made illegal in the UK in 2010, the street price of the drug has risen while the quality has degraded, which in turn may have reduced use of the drug. New research published online today reveals that ...
Health Jan 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Better help with battling drug addiction could be at hand as a result of research underway at Victoria University of Wellington.
Medical research Jan 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Research published by Cell Press in the January 12 issue of the journal Neuron provides fascinating insight into a newly discovered brain mechanism that limits the rewarding impact of cocaine. The study describes protective delaye ...
Neuroscience Jan 11, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The Dutch government Tuesday banned the use of khat, a leaf native to East Africa chewed for its stimulant properties mainly by the Netherlands' sizeable Somali community.
Medications Jan 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
An attentive, nurturing mother may be able to help her children better resist the temptations of drug use later in life, according to a study in rats conducted by Duke University and the University of Adelaide in Australia.
Neuroscience Dec 06, 2011 | 3 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Being impulsive can lead us to say things we regret, buy things we really don't need, engage in behaviors that are risky and even develop troublesome addictions. But are different kinds of hastiness and rashness embedded ...
Genetics Nov 16, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The rapid emergence of synthetic new drugs, often sold online as "legal highs," represents a significant challenge for policy makers in the coming decade, a European Union drugs agency said Tuesday.
Health Nov 15, 2011 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
A clinical trial to test better treatment options for chronic heroin addiction is expected to begin in Vancouver at the end of this year. Led by researchers from Providence Health Care and the University of British Columbia, ...
Medical research Oct 12, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
When a research team asked cocaine addicts to choose, hypothetically, between money now or cocaine of greater value later, "preference was almost exclusively for the money now," said Warren K., Bickel, professor in the Virginia ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 11, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers studying mice are getting closer to understanding how stress affects mood and motivation for drugs.
Addiction Aug 10, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Variety is considered the "spice of life," but does today's unprecedented level of dietary variety help explain skyrocketing rates of obesity? Some researchers think it might.
Health Jul 19, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
New discoveries by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) offer potential for development of a first-ever pharmacological treatment for cocaine addiction.
Medical research Jul 15, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Research to be presented at the upcoming annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, suggests that people can ...
Addiction Jul 12, 2011 | not rated yet | 1
A team of Duke University Medical Center and Australian scientists has found that addictive drugs may have hijacked the same nerve cells and connections in the brain that serve a powerful, ancient instinct: ...
Medical research Jul 11, 2011 | 4.8 / 5 (11) | 4 |