Society has been fighting the plague of addictions without knowing how drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol hot-wire the brain's pleasure response. Now researchers may be closing in on a magic bullet.
His sensors could help automate everything from therapy to police work
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We spoke to candidates with science backgrounds from across the political spectrum
In 2010, OxyContin introduced a new formula that drug abusers can't crush to a powder to snort or inject. This is how it works, chemically, and whether it actually deters abuse.
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. They averaged one every 10 minutes. And they weren't very scientific.
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. they averaged one every 10 minutes. And they werenâ€™t very scientific.
Workaholics, shopaholics, compulsive exercisers: Where do we draw the line on addiction?
We unearth the latest research that definitely, positively proves what you knew alreadyâ€”and tell you why it matters
Babies' genomes hold clues that can save their lives, but that same information could be used in far less noble ways. Where should we draw the line?
When men were men and sodas were cocaine-laced nerve tonics.
'Hypersexual disorder' might be included in the updated mental health bible, but first scientists have to define it. UCLA scientists have some suggestions.
In a new study, "hypersexual" brains don't respond to sexual images the same way that drug addicts' brains respond to images of drugs.
By denaturing nicotine before it reaches the heart and brain, a new vaccine could mute the addictiveness of tobacco products
It certainly looks that way if you hang around beer people.
The treatment is now ready for human trials.
You have to disentangle the pain relief effects from the euphoric ones.
Researchers have revealed why users are so much more prone to disease