Autism brain protein ‘plays a critical role’ in drug addiction

Mouse nueron, image credit Neurollero

Scientists have found that a brain protein usually associated with autism is also involved in the development of drug addiction. The researchers say that a better understanding of how the protein works could pave the way for new drug addiction treatments. Last year over 193,000 people in the UK were treated for drug addiction. Research […]

Test Tube Brains

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New mini brains grown in test tubes open up new research possibilities in neuroscience that could help cure brain diseases such as microencephaly. A team from the Institute of Molecular Biology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (IMBA) used human pluripotent stem cells to grow 4mm cerebral organoids, or mini brains, in their laboratory. Using […]