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Nicotine exposure escalates rats’ desire for alcohol

To drive a rat to drink, make it smoke first. Rats dependent on nicotine escalate their drinking more quickly than rats that haven’t been exposed to …

Neuroscience

Researchers Have Reversed Autism Symptoms in Mice

Behavioural symptoms disappeared, even in adults.<p>Researchers have figured out how to reverse the symptoms of autism in mice, simply by turning on a …

What Causes Autism? What We Know, Don’t Know, And Suspect

We're finally getting closer to understanding.<p><i>This article was originally written by Andrew Whitehouse from the University of Western Australia, and</i> …

Pot habit early in life may alter brain, study suggests

Young teens who smoke pot may wind up with brains that look strikingly different from those who start using marijuana later in their lives, a new study reports.<p>Early pot use may alter the physical development of a young teen's brain. It seems to obstruct the natural process by which the body …

Why ‘bowl food’ might be tricking your brain

A new food craze sweeping restaurants from London to California serves food only in bowls. Bowl food just “tastes better” says the fans. Could there be method in this madness?<p>“I’ve eaten the same meal on a plate,” New Yorker Lily Kunin told the NY Post recently. “It just wasn’t that good.” Others …

This Exercise Routine Could Intensify The Growth And Development of New Brain Cells

That morning jog might be doing more good than you think.<p>Here's a potential benefit to add to the long list of reasons for why we should always stay …