Look Over Here! Owls Teach Us About Brain Processing
Apr06

Look Over Here! Owls Teach Us About Brain Processing

Did you know that your attention is controlled in two ways in your brain? An extreme of either method can lead to mental disorders, including ADHD & schizophrenia. Johns Hopkins University is examining brain activity in owls to shed light these disorders and our thought process in general.

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Could New Vaccine Block Cocaine from the Brain?
Mar28

Could New Vaccine Block Cocaine from the Brain?

Cocaine is a small molecule used commonly as a recreational drug. It prevents the brain from removing “feel-good” chemicals so that the user experiences a drug high. A new vaccine could stop cocaine before it reaches the brain. The vaccine could offer an alternative approach to block the “euphoria” associated with drug intake.

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