A 3-D carbon nanotube mesh enables rat spinal tissue sections to reconnect in culture.
December 1, 2013|
December 2013's selection of notable quotes
November 24, 2013|
Augmenting the action of a glutamate receptor in the brains of addicted rats helps prevent them from seeking cocaine during withdrawal, a study shows.
November 15, 2013|
Researchers pinpoint the interpeduncular nucleus as the home of nicotine withdrawal, suggesting that treatments targeted to region may aid smoking cessation.
October 15, 2013|
Researchers demonstrate the successful treatment of marijuana abuse in rats and monkeys.
September 19, 2013|
The body’s own pain-quelling system may be at the root of chronic pain and symptoms of opioid withdrawal, according to a new study in mice.
August 15, 2013|
Mice whose brains express the HIV-1 Tat protein show a heightened response to the drug and appear more vulnerable to relapse.
April 15, 2013|
Just the flavor of beer is enough to boost dopamine in brain areas related to reward—especially in men with alcoholic relatives.
June 7, 2012|
The new version of the diagnostic manual will do away with alcohol dependence and abuse categories in favor of a single “alcohol use disorder” diagnosis.
May 1, 2012|
In Chapter 12, "The Opium Fields," author Marc Lewis recounts one night spent in the brain chemistry-bending grip of opium addiction.
May 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2012 issue of The Scientist.