Researchers discover the role protein mGluR5 plays in cocaine addiction. The finding could help point a way to new treatments for addiction.
A new study shows the loss of parkin sharply reduces the level of another protein which usually helps protect neurons from stress.
A new study confirms MDPV, a recreational drug commonly known as "bath salts", could be more addictive than methamphetamine.
According to a new study, the brain's pleasure response to tasting food may be measured through the eyes by using ERG.
Researchers identified genetic variants that can predispose children to dyslexia and language impairment. The study could allow for earlier diagnosis and more successful interventions for language impairment disorders.
Researchers have successfully tested a new vaccine in primates to battle cocaine addiction. Using neuroimaging techniques, they demonstrated the vaccine prevents cocaine from reaching the brain and producing a dopamine induced high. Human trials could begin within the next year.
Using neuroimaging, researchers discovered glutamate levels are abnormally high in people with restless leg syndrome. The higher the level of glutamate in patients with RLS, the less sleep they were able to get.
Preliminary brain scan studies reveal how vagus nerve stimulation brings about changes in brain metabolism weeks prior to patients with depression entering into recovery.
Researchers implant optogenetic electronic device into mouse brains, stimulating dopamine producing neurons by emitting light.
New research has established a possible link between high-fat diets and such childhood brain-based conditions as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and memory-dependent learning disabilities.
According to a new study, the most common genetic cause of Parkinson’s is not only responsible for the condition’s distinctive movement problems but may also affect vision.