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Title: Fighting Addiction One Pill at a Time

Title: Fighting Addiction One Pill at a Time

A new compound that effectively blocks dopamine can help tackle addiction In America today, almost one in two adults knows a relative or close friend who has suffered from drug addiction. Whether a brother, daughter, uncle or colleague, 46 percent

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Know Too Much?

Know Too Much?

The Downside of Genetic Testing for Depression Picture yourself as a participant in a study: you receive a kit containing mouthwash and a color-changing strip of paper. Sleek text on the professional label reads “Saliva Self-Testing Kit for 5-Hydroxylindoleacetic Acid.”

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Divergence

Divergence

The Molecular and Cellular Basis of the Human Brain Evolution Millions of years have passed since humans parted ways with our closest nonhuman primates on the evolutionary pathway. During this time, humans have developed languages and writing skills, harnessed fire

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Neurons that Drive and Quench Thirst: Identifying the neural mechanisms that regulate water consumption

Neurons that Drive and Quench Thirst: Identifying the neural mechanisms that regulate water consumption

Until now, thirst was known as a primordial drive that was poorly-understood on the neural level. Researchers at Stanford have identified a mechanism through which a small group of neurons motivate thirst-related behavior.

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Timing Your Thoughts

Timing Your Thoughts

A study published in PNAS in August 2017 showed how the mistiming of someone’s thoughts may be linked to a person’s tendency to hold delusional thoughts.

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A Better Alzheimer’s Drug: New drug restores memory in mice with fewer side effects

A Better Alzheimer’s Drug: New drug restores memory in mice with fewer side effects

Yale researchers repair memory deficits in Alzheimer’s mice using a drug that targets abnormal protein interactions in the brain

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Why is Yawning Contagious?

Why is Yawning Contagious?

Researchers at the University of Nottingham may have determined the cause of why yawns are contagious.

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Now You Hear Me, Now You Don’t

Now You Hear Me, Now You Don’t

A Yale-led study published in Science showed that a behavioral test could distinguish voice-hearers who need psychiatric treatment from those who don’t as well as predict the susceptibility of certain people to experiencing auditory hallucinations.

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Tetris as Therapy

Tetris as Therapy

Who would have guessed that the classic puzzle game Tetris could have applications in trauma treatment? Recent findings from a European group suggest that this may be the case.

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Predicting Human Behavior Using the Brain’s Unique Signature

Predicting Human Behavior Using the Brain’s Unique Signature

In a whole-brain connectivity study, Yale researchers have developed a novel predictive model capable of predicting an individual’s behavior based on how their brain is wired.

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