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Opiate drugs derived from poppy seeds hijack the brain’s natural opioid system.
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As genetic sequencing becomes more affordable and the number of families seeking answers grow, neuroscientists make a discovery that could lead to treatments.
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Around one in 10,000 infants are born with SMA. Research funding and patient advocacy efforts helped push treatment into existence.
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The fast-acting drug offers a new way to treat depression and fathom its origins. Recent approval of a nasal spray promises to expand access, but much remains unknown.
  • Knowable Magazine
What can the flick of a rat’s tail tell us about opioid addiction? More than you might think.
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As Zachary Pennington watched friends and family grapple with substance dependency and anxiety disorders, he knew he wanted to find a way to help.
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Learn how the neurotransmitter dopamine contributes to substance use disorder.
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Let's view a journey into your brain as a young neuron and his professor do their best to explain how addiction works in their own ways.
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On March 23, 2016, lawmakers and research advocates gathered for a briefing about the importance of basic research to find treatments for diseases.
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This video from the American Chemical Society takes a look at the chemistry behind addiction.
  • American Chemical Society
Can imaging tell us if scary labels on cigarette packages prompt smokers to quit? Researchers look for signs that might track how persuasive psychological and social interventions will be.
  • The Dana Foundation
A neuroscientist reveals the surprising — and far-reaching — effects of marijuana on the developing brain.
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