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12th Annual Behaviour, Biology and Chemistry

San Antonio, United States,

This two-day conference, held 29th Feb - 3rd March in San Antonio, Texas focuses on translational aspects of addiction research among chemists, biologists, and behavioural scientists.

Webinar: The Biology of Addiction

Webinar,

Drugs of abuse target discrete collections of nerve cells - called circuits- in the brain that normally regulate responses to natural rewards in the environment, like food, sex, and social interactions.

Gambling Activates the Same Brain Pathways as Substance Addiction, New Study Finds

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Problem gambling in the UK is reported to affect around 590,000 people.

The condition can be treated via a range of approaches, including cognitive behavioural therapy and medication.

Published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, a new study carried out by researchers from Imperial College London has found that gambling addiction activates the same brain pathways as drug and alcohol cravings.