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Experiment on mice sheds new light on addiction

Experiment on mice sheds new light on addiction

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have discovered a circuit between the hippocampus and nucleus accumbens in the brains of mice that has a crucial role in regulating goal oriented behaviors and rewarding stimuli. It was discovered that …Continue reading

Scientists grow brains in petri dishes

Historically, scientists have had a hard time studying early brain development because of how difficult it is to obtain fetal-tissue samples or examine the fetus in utero. However, this may soon change as scientists have grown ‘mini brains’ in dishes that have …Continue reading

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