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Brain-gut connection may reveal way to prevent cocaine addiction

November 10, 2022

Cocaine disrupts the balance of microbes in the guts of mice, part of a cycle of waxing and waning neurochemicals that can enhance the drug’s effects in the brain. But the same chemicals may also be harnessed to prevent addiction, according to new research.

Study shows differences between brains of primates — humans, other apes and monkeys — are small but significant

November 8, 2022

The cellular differences between these species may illuminate steps in their evolution and how those differences can be implicated in disorders, such as autism and intellectual disabilities, seen in humans.