Addictive Behavior Control Circuit Discovered in Rat Brains
Addictive Behavior Control Circuit Discovered in Rat Brains
Some rats showed a decrease in addictive tendencies when researchers activated the pathway, while the behavior of others became more addictive when the pathway was inhibited.

Addictive Behavior Control Circuit Discovered in Rat Brains
Addictive Behavior Control Circuit Discovered in Rat Brains

Some rats showed a decrease in addictive tendencies when researchers activated the pathway, while the behavior of others became more addictive when the pathway was inhibited.

Some rats showed a decrease in addictive tendencies when researchers activated the pathway, while the behavior of others became more addictive when the pathway was inhibited.

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Opinion: The Best Neuroscience Books of 2019
Opinion: The Best Neuroscience Books of 2019
James Dolbow | Dec 18, 2019
Bury your nose in tales of neurosyphilis, gender identity, the medical mysteries of sleep disorders, and more.
Ketamine Could Help Cut Alcohol Consumption by Rewiring Memory
Ketamine Could Help Cut Alcohol Consumption by Rewiring Memory
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Preliminary findings from a clinical trial of heavy drinkers suggest that the drug can weaken certain memories tied to the reward of imbibing, although the mechanisms aren’t fully clear.
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Kamran Khodakhah, a researcher at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, explains the cerebellum's newly described role in addictive and social behaviors.
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Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2019
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine neuroscientist has revealed surprising functions of the brain region, such as its role in the brain’s rewards circuits and in addiction.
Can Genetics Explain Human Behavior?
Can Genetics Explain Human Behavior?
Bill Sullivan | Sep 1, 2019
The author of a new book about emerging concepts in human genetics considers the question.
Opioid Settlement Money to Fund Addiction Research Center
Opioid Settlement Money to Fund Addiction Research Center
Ashley Yeager | Apr 3, 2019
Oklahoma dropped its lawsuit against OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma in exchange for a National Center for Addiction Studies and Treatment in Tulsa.
Gene-Edited Skin Patch Prevents Cocaine Overdose in Mice
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With a built-in supply of a powerful cocaine-chomping enzyme, the transplant might also curb addiction.
FDA Approves Drug to Ease Symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal
FDA Approves Drug to Ease Symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal
Catherine Offord | May 17, 2018
Lucemyra is the first non-opioid drug to be approved in the U.S. specifically for this purpose.
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2018
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.