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Around one in 10,000 infants are born with SMA. Research funding and patient advocacy efforts helped push treatment into existence.
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As genetic sequencing becomes more affordable and the number of families seeking answers grow, neuroscientists make a discovery that could lead to treatments.
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Chance observations in the 1950s prompted scientists to hypothesize that low neurotransmitter levels cause depression. That thinking has unraveled.
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The fast-acting drug offers a new way to treat depression and fathom its origins. Recent approval of a nasal spray promises to expand access, but much remains unknown.
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In response to the rising opioid epidemic, neuroscience researchers worldwide are working to develop new treatments for chronic pain.
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Learn about the reward prediction error hypothesis as it applies to addiction and reward cues in thebrain.
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What can the flick of a rat’s tail tell us about opioid addiction? More than you might think.
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As Zachary Pennington watched friends and family grapple with substance dependency and anxiety disorders, he knew he wanted to find a way to help.
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Learn how the neurotransmitter dopamine contributes to substance use disorder.
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Let's view a journey into your brain as a young neuron and his professor do their best to explain how addiction works in their own ways.
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Can we use the brain’s natural marijuana-like compounds to alleviate PTSD, chronic pain, and other debilitating disorders?
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By targeting pain at its source, scientists are aiming to develop new and safer pain relievers.
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