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Can a cannabis-based drug treat cannabis dependence?

Can a cannabis-based drug treat cannabis dependence?

Despite evidence that some active substances in cannabis may support some aspects of health, many people who use this drug, and particularly those who smoke it, develop symptoms of dependence. A new clinical trial shows that a safer, cannabis-based medication can counter dependence. A safer cannabis extract could help users fight cannabis dependence, according to […]

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ALS: ‘Unique’ cells could open up new avenues for therapy

ALS: ‘Unique’ cells could open up new avenues for therapy

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to the death of nerve cells that control movement, leaving people unable to move and, eventually, to breathe. ALS is fatal and, so far, incurable. Can new findings bring hope for novel therapies? New research finds previously unknown subtypes of motor neurons in […]

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Exploring the neuroanatomy of a murderer

Exploring the neuroanatomy of a murderer

By scanning the brains of hundreds of convicted murderers, a recent study has zeroed in on significant differences in the gray matter of homicide offenders, compared with that of people who have carried out other violent crimes. A new study examines the brains of killers. In 2016, there were an estimated 17,250 murders in the […]

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What is kaleidoscope vision?

What is kaleidoscope vision?

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Does ADHD affect IQ?

Does ADHD affect IQ?

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How do ancient viruses cause MS and other neurological diseases?

How do ancient viruses cause MS and other neurological diseases?

Ancient viruses have left behind traces in our DNA. Researchers believe these contribute to neurological conditions. Could inhibiting our viral passengers pave the way for future treatments? What links neurological conditions and ancient viruses? Transposable elements, which scientists also call transposons or jumping genes, are stretches of DNA that harbor the ability to move around […]

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What happens in the brain when we are bored?

What happens in the brain when we are bored?

In people who are prone to boredom, this state can negatively affect their mental health. So, what happens in the brain when we get bored, and how can this help us find ways of dealing with boredom? A new study investigates. What happens in the brains of people who are prone to boredom? New research […]

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Beating addiction: Why our brains may struggle to ignore alcohol, food cues

Beating addiction: Why our brains may struggle to ignore alcohol, food cues

New research offers fascinating insights into how our brains ignore environmental cues of addictive substances or habits, why it’s harder to ignore such cues when we’re stressed, and how we might be able to beat addiction. New research explains why we sometimes find it so hard to ignore the sight of a delicious-looking drink. If […]

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What to know about ADHD and hyperfocus

What to know about ADHD and hyperfocus

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13 adults with complete paralysis benefit from nerve transfer surgery

13 adults with complete paralysis benefit from nerve transfer surgery

A new study showcases the benefits of nerve transfer surgery — sometimes in combination with traditional tendon transfer surgery — for restoring upper limb function in people with complete paralysis. A team of Australia-based surgeons has restored the function of upper limbs in 13 young adults who experienced spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injury (SCI) […]