Neuroscience

Addiction relapse might be thwarted by turning off brain trigger

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UC San Francisco have been able to identify and deactivate a brain pathway linked to memories that cause alcohol cravings in rats, a finding ...

Oncology & Cancer

A blood test could predict who benefits from immunotherapy

A test which detects changing levels of tumor fragments in the blood may be an easy, non-invasive and quick way to predict who will benefit from immunotherapy, a treatment option for advanced cancers.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mosquito-borne diseases could be prevented by skin cream

A skin cream used to treat warts and skin cancer could help protect people against viral diseases such as Zika and dengue, according to new research from the University of Leeds.

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

Deep brain stimulation studied as last-ditch obesity treatment

(HealthDay)—For the first time, researchers have shown that implanting electrodes in the brain's "feeding center" can be safely done—in a bid to develop a new treatment option for severely obese people who fail to shed ...

page 1 from 17