New research indicates mental illness could make the brain more susceptible to smoking and nicotine addiction.
A new study could help identify those most vulnerable to nicotine and help find new ways to prevent or treat addiction.
Acetylcholine regulates glutamate signaling in the habenula, reinforcing nicotine addiction, researchers report.
Researchers determine how small changes in a particular region of the genome can alter nicotine consumption.
Researchers report smoking related deficits in dopamine return to normal three months after quitting.
Researchers have crystallized a protein that could hold the answer as to how nicotine addiction occurs in the brain.
A new study opens the door for new treatments to help treat obesity and other eating disorders.
Study sheds light on how nicotine affects the brains of those with schizophrenia, and why those with the disease tend to be heavy smokers.
Researchers are developing a drug that enhances the function of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. The drug could have three different applications in relieving pain, slowing memory loss in aging people and as a smoking cessation medication.
Researchers have identified a genetic variant associated with an increased risk of nicotine dependence.