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Silencing Synapses: Hope for Pharmacological Solution to Cocaine Addiction

Imagine kicking a cocaine addiction by simply popping a pill that alters the way your brain processes chemical addiction. New research from the University...

Sixty percent of 12th graders do not view regular marijuana use...

The percentage of high-schoolers who see great risk from being regular marijuana users has dropped dramatically in the past 10 years, according to this...

Stimulant-addicted patients can quit smoking without hindering treatment

Smokers who are addicted to cocaine or methamphetamine can quit smoking while being treated for their stimulant addiction, without interfering with stimulant addiction treatment....

Using morphine after abdominal surgery may prolong pain

Using morphine to fight the pain associated with abdominal surgery may paradoxically prolong a patient’s suffering, doubling or even tripling the amount of time...

Returning home broken not the norm for U.S. veterans

Two decades of research by Rumi Kato Price, PhD, professor of psychiatry at the Washington University School of Medicine, shows reason for optimism about...

Extreme binge drinking: How common is it among high school seniors?

A University of Michigan study published online in JAMA Pediatrics finds that 10 percent of high school seniors have engaged in extreme binge drinking,...

Selectively Erasing Unwanted Memories

The human brain is exquisitely adept at linking seemingly random details into a cohesive memory that can trigger myriad associations—some good, some not so...

Brain reading advance out of UCLA

At UCLA's Laboratory of Integrative Neuroimaging Technology, researchers use functional MRI brain scans to observe brain signal changes that take place during mental activity....

Helping your fellow rat: Rodents show empathy-driven behavior

The first evidence of empathy-driven helping behavior in rodents has been observed in laboratory rats that repeatedly free companions from a restraint, according to a new study by University of Chicago neuroscientists. The observation, published today...

Ecstasy drug produces lasting toxicity in the brain

Recreational use of Ecstasy -- the illegal "rave" drug that produces feelings of euphoria and emotional warmth -- is associated with chronic changes in the human brain, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered. The findings, reported onl...

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