Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience caused by stimulating nerve receptors contained within tissue damaged by trauma. Usually pain dissipates once the traumatic stimulus is removed and the … Continue Reading Study claims to have found the center of pain in the brain.
The sugar epidemic in America has reached deadly proportions with the average person’s intake of this substance now averaging more than 100 pounds annually. Sugar addiction has been linked to … Continue Reading Researchers discover & map a new gut-to-brain sugar pathway.
During neurodevelopment, the brain fabricates an incredible number of neurons which then migrate to specific parts of the brain. The development of new neurons is active all the way through … Continue Reading Study identifies how adult brain circuits regulate new neuron production.
To maintain homeostasis in the body, physiological imbalances produce motivational drives, one of which is thirst. This thirst produces a drive to seek and consume water, however, just how neural activity … Continue Reading Quench thirsting neurons in the brain identified.
Scientists have long speculated that schizophrenia, which affects about 1 in every 100 adults worldwide, originates in part in the hippocampus, the brain’s headquarters for memory and spatial navigation. As … Continue Reading Schizophrenia linked to loss of cells in brain’s memory centre for the first time.
In the treatment of pain, a common course is to treat patients with opioid medications, these medications show limited effectiveness for neuropathic pain and come with safety and addiction issues. … Continue Reading Researchers map how antidepressants lessen neuropathic pain.
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered that a brain protein has a key role in controlling binge drinking in animal models. They found that deleting the gene … Continue Reading Researchers identify brain protein responsible for controlling binge- drinking.
Researchers at Aalto University and University of Turku have revealed how obesity is associated with altered opioid neurotransmission in the brain. New research reveals how obesity is associated with altered … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study maps brain neurotransmission system involved in obesity.
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have gained new insight into the mechanism behind a protein dopamine transporter that could help in the development of future medical treatment against cocaine … Continue Reading Researchers one-step closer towards an antidote for cocaine addiction.
Frightening experiences do not quickly fade from memory. A team of researchers from the University of Bonn has now been able to demonstrate that the bonding hormone oxytocin inhibits the … Continue Reading Oxytocin helps to better overcome fear and conditioning.