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  • Researchers identify key epigenetic markers in vulnerability to developing food addiction

    Ateam of researchers has identified in rodents and humans common epigenetic mechanisms related to food addiction. The article, published in Journal of Clinical Investigation, was led by Rafael Maldonado and Elena Martín, from the Neuropharmacology-Neurophar research group at Pompeu Fabra University, more

  • Molecular Switch for Addiction Behaviour

    A molecular switch influences addiction behaviour and determines how strong the response to addictive drugs is. A research team at Heidelberg University and the Sorbonne University in Paris (France) made the discovery in mice treated with cocaine. The researchers led by Prof. Dr Hilmar Bading (Heide more

  • Memory part of the brain may also hold clues for anxiety and depression

    The hippocampus is an area of the brain commonly linked with memory and dementia. But new U of T Scarborough research finds that it may also yield important clues about a range of mental health illnesses including addiction, anxiety and depression. The research, authored by a team of neuroscientists more

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The Chemistry of Addiction

It’s a sinister condition that affects millions of Americans: addiction. Whether it’s alcohol, drugs, food or gambling, it can ruin lives. In support of National Recovery Month, which calls attention to substance abuse issues and treatment services, Reactions takes a look at the chemistry behind ... more

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Addiction medicine

Addiction medicine Addiction medicine is a medical specialty that deals with the treatment of addiction . The specialty often crosses over into other areas, since various aspects of addiction fall within the fields of public health , psychiatry , ... more


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