Anatomy Of Addiction

January 11, 2016

How heroine and opioids hijack the brain

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Benjamin Zand: The use of so-called smart drugs is growing in popularity. But do they work?

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The league, which in 2012 pledged $30 million to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health for the study of chronic traumatic encephalopathy is not funding any part of this research

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In fall, DARPA announced a major success in its Restoring Active Memory (RAM) program. Researchers implanted targeted electrical arrays in the brains of a few dozen volunteers — specifically in brain areas involved in memory

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The ethical implications of addiction vaccines

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In future you may not even need eyes to see. Next year, a blind person in Australia will be the first to receive “bionic eyes” that bypass most of the visual system entirely. Instead, a camera mounted on a pair of glasses will feed information about the world directly to the brain

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Go ahead and sulk. Unhappiness won’t kill you. A study published on Wednesday in The Lancet, following one million middle-aged women in Britain for 10 years, finds that the widely held view that happiness enhances health and longevity is unfounded

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Dogs were the first animals people domesticated, long before the earliest human civilizations appeared. Today, tens of thousands of years later, dogs have an unusually close relationship with us. They share our homes and steal our hearts – and have even evolved to love us back. Sadly, they also suffer from many of the same difficult-to-treat psychiatric and neurological diseases we do

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