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Looking at a pic of a loved one ‘cuts pain by 44pc’


February 25th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists at Stanford University have discovered that pictures of loved ones have the power to dull pain.Their study showed that an image of a romantic partner dulls activity ... Read more...

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A closer look into how addiction hijacks the brain


February 24th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): New research has provided some more answers into how substance abuse hijacks neuronal circuits involved in reward and motivation and causes profound and persistent changes in behaviour.A ... Read more...

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New technique points out cellular-level changes within deep brain regions


January 19th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Scientists say that a groundbreaking technique can help explore changes taking place within the deep regions of the brain at the cellular level.The findings could lead to ... Read more...

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Nicotine exposure in pregnancy ‘puts offspring at learning disabilities risk’


December 4th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A new research in rats has found that exposure to nicotine during pregnancy leads to a decrease in adult stem cells and a change in synaptic plasticity in ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Drug addiction treatment


December 9th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): An American research has been successful in identifying compounds that might help ease the cravings of methamphetamine and cocaine addiction.The study, done by Sarah Steele and Langtian "Ren" ... Read more...

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Epilepsy drug could raise schizophrenia risk


October 21st, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have found that antiepilectic drug treatments administered when the brain is developing could trigger schizophrenia-like behaviour.A history of seizures during infancy leaves ... Read more...

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How a hormone influences the motivation to eat


August 6th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): It's a well-known fact: people eat not only because they are hungry, but also because the food just simply tastes too good to ignore. Now, a new study ... Read more...

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Researchers track how alcohol alters brain cells


June 29th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Alcohol's intoxicating effects are universally known, but its impact on brain activity remains shrouded in mystery. Now researchers have edged closer to unravelling how alcohol alters the way ... Read more...

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Scientists identify alcohol-binding site in the brain


June 29th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have a step closer to understanding how alcohol alters the way brain cells work.The researchers say that they have identified ... Read more...

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Near-misses make gambling so addictive


February 12th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Ever wondered why some people are addicted to gambling? Well, researchers from University of Cambridge claim to have found the answer for you.They have found that near-misses ... Read more...

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Sugar can be addictive as drugs


December 11th, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A Princeton University scientist has found what many dieters already knew: Sugar can be addictive just like drugs.Professor Bart Hoebel and his team in the Department of ... Read more...

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Why methamphetamine is so addictive and damaging to brain


October 15th, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 15 (ANI): A study has cast new light on why the drug methamphetamine is very addictive and damaging to the brain. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) ... Read more...

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Why the first fag can get you hooked to smoking


August 6th, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Aug 6 (ANI): For many, the first fag is just for the sake of trying out smoking, but for some, this first puff turns out to be a life ... Read more...

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Brain imaging study offers insight into alcohol’s effect on brain


April 30th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 30 (ANI): A new brain imaging study has provided insight into alcohol's effect on the brain.The study showed that after consuming alcohol, social drinkers had decreased sensitivity in brain ... Read more...

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Aggression is as rewarding as sex, food and drugs


January 15th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Brain processes aggression as a reward, just like sex, food and drugs, says a new study.The study, led by Craig Kennedy, professor of special education and paediatrics at ... Read more...

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