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Psychology of Pain: High-dose opiates could crack chronic pain : Nature News & Comment

Psychology of Pain: High-dose opiates could crack chronic pain : Nature News & Comment | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Has a cheap and effective treatment for chronic pain been lying under clinicians' noses for decades? Researchers have found that a very high dose of an opiate drug that uses the same painkilling pathways as morphine can reset the nerve signals associated with continuous pain — at least in rats.

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Deric Bownds' MindBlog: Empathy in rats - a great video

Deric Bownds' MindBlog: Empathy in rats - a great video | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Bartal et al. show yet another example of how the kind of empathic concern humans can show for others is already developed in the rat, a much more simple mammal.

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Sex Hormones Heal Injured Brains: Why Research Matters

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Basic research on rats may help millions recover from trauma

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Perinatal antidepressant stunts brain development in rats; Miswired brain circuitry traced to early exposure

Perinatal antidepressant stunts brain development in rats; Miswired brain circuitry traced to early exposure | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Rats exposed to an antidepressant just before and after birth showed substantial brain abnormalities and behaviors, according to a new study.
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