Latest News

Brain differences in college-aged occasional drug users

Impaired neuronal activity has been found in the parts of the brain associated with anticipatory functioning among occasional 18- to 24-year-old users of stimulant drugs, such as cocaine, amphetamines and prescription drugs such as Adderall. The brain differences, detected using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), are believed to represent an internal hard wiring that may make some people more prone to drug addiction later in life.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • How stress hormones promote brain's building of negative memories

  • Increased levels of the body's own cannabinoids impair embryonic brain development

  • Rigid connections: Molecular basis of age-related memory loss explained

  • Low strength brain stimulation may be effective for depression

  • Neuroprotective role of immune cell discovered

  • Enzyme linked to Alzheimer?s disease

  • Epigenetic tie to neuropsychiatric disorders found

  • Mental health issues in children with relatives who participated in manhunt after Boston Marathon

  • Underlying cause of cerebral palsy could lie in family links; Relatives including first cousins could be at risk

  • Antipsychotic drugs linked to slight decrease in brain volume

  •