Cocaine addiction could be cured by zapping the brain with magnets

Zapping the brain with magnets could cure cocaine addiction Changing certain neurons in the brain using magnetic stimulation can wipe away addictionTreatment targets the prefrontal cortex – which controls impulses and decision making Could be tested immediately in humans By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:04 GMT, 3 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:04 GMT, 3 April 2013 Cocaine addicts could be cured using a technique that stimulates the brain with magnets.

Have scientists solved the mystery of the itch? Nerve cell breakthrough could lead to radical new treatments

Have scientists solved the mystery of why we itch The amazing images that could lead to radical new treatments Researchers believe they have found specialised nerve cells that detect itchy sensationsUsed flourescent cells in mice to track their reactions and pinpoint itch cells Hope to develop new anti-itch treatments | UPDATED: 19:20 GMT, 28 December 2012 Scientists have discovered nerve cells that deal solely with itching sensations in a major breakthrough for pain relief.

Binge drinking "can harm brains within months": Tests show a little each day is far safer

Binge drinking 'can harm brains within months and turn social drinkers into alcohol abusers'Teenagers and young people are the most vulnerable to early changes in brain | UPDATED: 00:39 GMT, 16 October 2012 Binge drinking can damage the brain within months and turn social drinkers into alcohol abusers, researchers warn.

Expectant mothers more likely to suffer from depression if stressed while pregnant

Expectant mothers more likely to suffer from depression if stressed while pregnantOhio State University carried out the study on rat mothers Those stressed twice a day showed 'depressive-like symptoms' Mental perks associated with pregnancy were also 'negated' by chronic stress | UPDATED: 05:23 GMT, 15 October 2012 Chronic stress during pregnancy can cause depression, a new study has found.

A cure for tinnitus? Hope for millions tormented by ringing in ears as scientists edge closer to developing first drug treatments

A cure for tinnitus Hope for millions tormented by ringing in ears as scientists edge closer to developing first drug treatments Doctors discovered how to tone down overactive neurons in the brainDiscovery could lead to new tinnitus treatmentsInvestigations into potential drugs are underway | UPDATED: 10:49 GMT, 11 May 2012 The first drug treatments to prevent the onset of tinnitus could soon be developed after doctors discovered how to tone down overactive neurons in the brain.

Multiple sclerosis sufferers who take omega-3 fish oil supplements may be wasting their time

Multiple sclerosis sufferers who take omega-3 fish oil supplements may be wasting their time | UPDATED: 20:52 GMT, 16 April 2012 New research has suggested there is no benefit to multiple sclerosis sufferers who take omega-3 fish oil supplements to help prevent the disease causing further damage.

Georgetown University Medical Centre: Scientists discover "greedy gene that makes you eat more even when you are full

‘Greedy gene’ that makes you eat more even when you are full is uncovered by scientistsCould lead to treatments for obesity | UPDATED: 19:28 GMT, 18 March 2012 The secret to staying slim may be all in your genes.

Memory loss could be prevented in Alzheimer"s patients by targeting a chemical that dismantles brain connections

Memory loss could be prevented in Alzheimer's patients by targeting a chemical that dismantles brain connections By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 10:24 PM on 6th March 2012 Breakthrough: Scientists have discovered that symptoms of Alzheimer's could be treated if a chemical that dismantles brain connections is isolated Alzheimer's symptoms such as memory loss could be prevented by targeting a chemical that dismantles brain connections, research suggests.

Hope for dementia patients after Alzheimer"s cells created in lab for first time

Hope for dementia patients after Alzheimer's cells created in lab for first timeCells damaged by Alzheimer's created for first time Hoped discovery will enable better understanding of dementia Brain cells damaged by Alzheimer's have been created for the first time, offering hope to dementia patients.