Using optogenetics, researchers obtain a better understanding of the neurochemical basis for alcohol addiction.
Researchers identify circuitry in the brain which drives compulsive drinking in rats, and likely plays a similar role in humans.
A new study has identified neural circuits in mice which are involved in the learning and altering of behaviors. The findings could have implications for alcoholism and other addictive behaviors.
Researchers link disrupted sleep and circadian rhythm as risk factors for alcoholic liver disease.
Researchers have been able to identify and deactivate a brain pathway liked to memories associated with alcohol cravings in rats.
Researchers have discovered new protective service workers, such as police officers and fire fighters, who are repeatedly exposed to traumatic events are at greater risk of developing mental health disorders.
Voluntary movements involve the coordinated activation of two brain pathways that connect parts of deep brain structures called the basal ganglia, according to a study in mice.
Drinking a couple of glasses of wine each day has generally been considered a good way to promote cardiovascular and brain health. A new study indicates there is a fine line between moderate and binge drinking - a risky behavior that can decrease the making of adult brain cells by as much as 40 percent.
New evidence that receptors for brain’s ‘reward’ chemical provide protection. Brain scans of two strains of mice imbibing significant quantities...