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Research Sheds Light on Mechanism by Which Long-Term Anti-Anxiety Drug Use Affects the Brain – Neuroscience News

Summary: Study reveals a possible mechanism by which anxiolytic medications act on the brain, leading to cognitive impairment. Source: ANSTO ANSTO health researchers have contributed to an international study published in Nature Neuroscience that sheds light on the mechanism by which anti-anxiety drugs act on the brain which could lead to cognitive impairment in vulnerable individuals. The …

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New Brain Mechanism Involved in Impulsive Cocaine-Seeking in Rats Discovered – Neuroscience News

Summary: Blocking M2Rs muscarinic acetylcholine receptors in the lateral habenula with an experimental drug increased cocaine-seeking behaviors in rat models of impulsive behaviors. Source: NIH Researchers have found that blocking certain acetylcholine receptors in the lateral habenula (LHb), an area of the brain that balances reward and aversion, made it harder to resist seeking cocaine …

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