Researchers have new evidence in rats to explain how it is that chocolate candies can be so completely irresistible. The urge to overeat such deliciously sweet and fatty treats traces to an unexpected part of the brain and its production of a natural, opium-like chemical.
Scientists reported successful preclinical tests in rats of a new vaccine against heroin addiction. The vaccine targets heroin and its psychoactive breakdown products in the bloodstream, blocking relapse.
Researchers have developed a variant of the Mu opioid receptor which has several advantages for experimentation The variant can be grown in large quantities and is water soluble, allowing for experiments and applications which have previously been challenging.
Researchers discover how sodium influences the signalling of opioid receptors.
According to a new report, long term use of opioid for pain can increase the risk of patients developing depression.
Researchers reveal a new, promising therapeutic strategy for treating neuropathic pain.
Researchers have discovered chemical circuits and mechanisms in the brain that separate food consumption from cravings.