Neuroscience

Scientists hunt for neurons responsible for alcohol withdrawal

When a heavy alcohol drinker tries to take a night off, their body protests with shaky hands, heart palpitations, anxiety and headaches. These acute symptoms of alcohol withdrawal—but even more so the enduring emotional ...

Oncology & Cancer

Pediatric cancers have unique genetic vulnerabilities

Most cancer drugs that target specific genetic mutations are designed for adult cancers rather than those in children, partly because pediatric cancers have fewer mutations. To look for more ways to target childhood cancers, ...

Addiction

Opioid dependence found to permanently change brains of rats

Approximately one-quarter of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them, with five to 10 percent developing an opioid use disorder or addiction. In a new study, published Jan. 14, 2020 in PNAS, researchers ...

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