Substance use disorder may be connected to a specific brain circuit

Posted in Medicine, Science on 27th Sep, 2023
by Alex Muller

Brain scans or neuroimaging can help inform treatment options, since abnormalities in brain scans are associated with substance use disorders.

Brain Circuit Breakthrough Paves Way For Opioid Addiction Treatments

Posted in Medicine on 25th Feb, 2023
by Alex Muller

Synthetic opioids like fentanyl are now the main drivers of fatal overdoses in the US, yet current treatment of the addiction is haphazard and often prohibitive.

Scientists edit addiction memories with ketamine to treat alcoholism

Posted in Highlights from UCL, Medicine on 27th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

An incredible new experimental study from University College London has found a specifically timed infusion of ketamine can effectively rewrite reward memories

A vaccine could help you quit smoking

Posted in Medicine on 10th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

To help those trying to quit, scientists came up with the idea of a nicotine vaccine that can train a smokers body to attack nicotine molecules before they reach the brain.

Study: Liver hormone regulates sweet, alcohol preferences

Posted in Medicine on 27th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

A hormone found in the liver has the ability to reduce sweet and alcohol cravings in mammals, a recent study found.