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What goes around inside an alcoholic`s mind

Last Updated: Saturday, August 10, 2013, 13:53

A new study suggests that people who are vulnerable to developing alcoholism exhibit a distinctive brain response when drinking alcohol.

What makes an alcoholic drink more!

Last Updated: Sunday, August 04, 2013, 16:43

People at high risk for alcohol-use problems showed a greater dopamine response in a brain pathway that increases desire for rewards than those who are at lower risk, a new study has revealed.

Protein linked to learning also induces cocaine addiction

Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 12:50

Researchers have claimed that it has solved the longstanding puzzle of why a key protein linked to learning is also needed to become addicted to cocaine.

Smoking weed could blunt brain`s motivation system

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 12:54

A new study has found that long-term cannabis users tend to produce less dopamine, a chemical in the brain linked to motivation.

ADHD drug may treat cocaine addiction

Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013, 19:14

A single dose of a commonly-prescribed attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug helps improve brain function in cocaine addiction, scientists have found.

Chocolate `highs` can be seen in the eyes

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 13:46

A new study has found that the brain`s pleasure response to tasting food can be measured through the eyes using a common, low-cost ophthalmological tool.

New anti-cocaine vaccine passes key test in primates

Last Updated: Saturday, May 11, 2013, 11:04

A novel anti-cocaine vaccine developed by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College has been successfully tested in primates, bringing them closer to launching human clinical trials.

Gene therapy can stop Parkinson`s in its tracks

Last Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013, 18:42

A gene therapy approach developed by researchers at Northeastern University in Boston may one day stop Parkinson`s disease (PD) in it tracks, preventing disease progression and reversing its symptoms.

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