Researchers have identified specific chemical changes in the brain that drive nicotine addiction. The findings could lead to new treatments to help break the addiction.
Over the past few years, brain training programs have grown in popularity with claims of helping to improve memory and cognitive function. However, a new study in the Journal of Neuroscience reports a popular commercial brain training system had no effect on cognitive function beyond practice effects on the training tasks. They system also had no effect on decision making.
According to new research, there is greater connectivity between certain brain regions in people who successfully quit smoking.
Researchers have crystallized a protein that could hold the answer as to how nicotine addiction occurs in the brain.
Researchers report children with low self control at the age of 10 were more likely to take up smoking as adolescence and had higher rates of smoking during adulthood.
··1 min read
Using a nicotine patch may help improve mild memory loss in older adults, according to a study published in the...
A new study reports coupling menthol with nicotine acts to desensitize receptors in the lungs and airways.
According to a new study, continued smoking after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis can lead to an acceleration in the progression of the disease.
A detailed 3D structure of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors could help pave the way to developing new treatments for nicotine addiction, researchers report.
Researchers have discovered a lipid that may act as a 'switch' to increase or decrease the motivation to consume nicotine.
A new large-scale study links smoking and cardiovascular disease to an increased risk of developing dementia. Smoking and cardiovascular disease impact memory and learning throughout adulthood, starting at age 18. Researchers say smoking has the biggest impact on cognitive function in women, while cardiovascular disease has a more detrimental impact on cognition in men.