Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Changes in the eye may offer early warning for Alzheimer's disease

Some say the eyes are the windows to the soul, but new findings from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute suggest they may offer insight into the mind as well. Their new proof-of-principle study shows how ...

Neuroscience

How an addicted brain works

Addiction is now understood to be a brain disease. Whether it's alcohol, prescription pain pills, nicotine, gambling, or something else, overcoming an addiction isn't as simple as just stopping or exercising greater control ...

Neuroscience

Long-term cocaine addiction therapy developed

(MedicalXpress)—A team of researchers with the University of Kentucky has developed a long-term chemical treatment option for cocaine addiction. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, ...

Neuroscience

Researchers test meth-addicted rats in a rodent casino

(Medical Xpress)—The altered decision-making patterns associated with neuropsychiatric disorders such as substance addiction are well documented, but it is unclear whether this dysfunction is the result of preexisting conditions ...

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