drugs

Sex, drugs, and rock & roll chemistry in the brain

Published: 8Feb2017

The same brain-chemical system that mediates feelings of pleasure from sex, recreational drugs, and food is also critical to experiencing musical pleasure, according to a study by McGill University...

BEWARE: off-label prescription drug use

Published: 2Nov2015

A new study led by researchers in Canada sheds light on the effects of off-label use of prescription drugs with the first-ever investigation in adult populations.

American Placebo

Published: 6Oct2015

A new study finds that rising placebo responses may play a part in the increasingly high failure rate for clinical trials of drugs designed to control chronic pain caused by nerve damage.

Unleashing the watchdog protein

Published: 9May2013

Research opens door to new drug therapies for Parkinson’s disease

Freaky Friday: Bugs, Drugs and the Amazing Race

8Mar201317:00
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By   Richard Silverman and Erin Lafferty  (Faculty of Medicine, McGill)

Addiction: abnormal communication in the brain

Published: 5Feb2013

January 29, 2013 - Addiction to cigarettes, drugs and other stimulants has been linked in the past to the brain’s frontal lobes, but now there is scientific evidence that indicates where in the...

Lupus drugs carry no significant cancer risk

Published: 25Jan2013

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), commonly known as lupus, is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks healthy tissue such as the skin, joints, kidneys and the brain,...