Cardiology

Radiomics shows cocaine fuels coronary artery disease risk

Radiomics—the extraction of very detailed quantitative features from medical images—provides a refined understanding of how cocaine use and other risk factors affect the course of coronary artery disease, according to ...

Neuroscience

Sleep-deprived mice find cocaine more rewarding

Sleep deprivation may pave the way to cocaine addiction. Too-little sleep can increase the rewarding properties of cocaine, according to new research in mice published in eNeuro.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Nucleus accumbens recruited by cocaine, sugar are different

Nucleus accumbens in the brain play a central role in the risk-reward circuit. Their operation is based chiefly on three essential neurotransmitters: dopamine, which promotes desire; serotonin, whose effects include satiety ...

Neuroscience

Mysterious brain structure sheds light on drug addiction

Do you remember where you were when you first heard that two planes had crashed into New York's Twin Towers? Or where you had your first kiss? Our brains are wired to retain information that relates to the context in which ...

Neuroscience

We're hard-wired for longing, new study suggests

When it comes to forming a lasting bond, our longing for a partner may be as important as—if not more important than—how we react when we're with them, suggests a surprising new brain imaging study published in the Proceedings ...

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