addiction
Christie Fowler: Addicted to Research
Christie Fowler: Addicted to Research
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2016
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior University of California, Irvine. Age: 39
Appetite, Obesity, and the Brain
Appetite, Obesity, and the Brain
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2015
How the foods that make us fattest are not that different from heroin and cocaine
Dopamine Distress and Obesity
Dopamine Distress and Obesity
Karen Zusi | Sep 14, 2015
A genetic predisposition toward learning poorly from negative outcomes may influence behaviors leading to weight gain, a study shows.
Bacterial Enzyme an Antismoking Aid?
Bacterial Enzyme an Antismoking Aid?
Jef Akst | Aug 10, 2015
A compound that degrades nicotine before it reaches the brain could serve as a successful smoking cessation therapy, according to an in vitro study.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2015
How to Clone a Mammoth, The Upright Thinkers, The Thirteenth Step, and Humankind
Toward a Cocaine Vaccine
Toward a Cocaine Vaccine
Jef Akst | Jan 22, 2015
A modified bacterial protein elicits a robust immune response against a cocaine-linked molecule in mice.
Sniff While You Sleep
Sniff While You Sleep
Molly Sharlach | Nov 14, 2014
Smokers light up less after smelling cigarette smoke together with foul odors during sleep, a study shows.
UV Like an Addictive Substance?
UV Like an Addictive Substance?
Kerry Grens | Jun 19, 2014
Chronic exposure to ultraviolet light leads to endorphin release and signs of addiction in mice.
Pain and Progress
Pain and Progress
Kerry Grens | Feb 1, 2014
Is it possible to make a nonaddictive opioid painkiller?
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2013
December 2013's selection of notable quotes