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    Mark Gold, M.D., talks about his Cerebrum article, “Naltrexone: A History and Future Directions,” his long career studying addiction and the brain, and an opioid crisis that kills more Americans each day than gun violence or car accidents.

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Top Stories

Anxiety’s Ties to Dementia

by Carl Sherman

While it’s not clear if it is a cause or an effect, anxiety appears closely linked to circuits affected in Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

The Contact Sports Dilemma

by Philip M. Boffey

Phil_Boffey_tWhat should be done in the absence of better knowledge of how to predict the risks to an individual player? Neuroethics column for Brain in the News.

The Art of Discovering New Brain Cells

by Kayt Sukel


Researchers identify new types of cells--like this rosehip neuron--by looking at the brain through sharper lenses, searching vast gene expression databases, and crowd-sourcing visual analyses.


Frontal Lobe Deficits and Financial Scams

by Kayt Sukel


Dana Grantee Natalie Denburg studies what makes some older adults more susceptible to fraud, and finds it’s probably not early dementia.  One of our series of Q&As with neuroscientists. 


The Abused Brain

by Brenda Patoine


What happens to the brain of a child who is abused, neglected, or otherwise maltreated? Experts weigh in on this and other questions in our new Briefing Paper. 


Naltrexone: A History and Future Directions

October 23, 2018

by A. Benjamin Srivastava, M.D.,
and Mark S. Gold, M.D.

 A Novel Therapy for Huntington’s Disease

Trying to kick drug addiction without medicine is like relying on willpower to overcome diabetes or asthma. Enter naltrexone, which reduces cravings by fine-tuning the brain’s chemical reward system.

Featured Publication

You've Got Some Explaining to Do:

You've Got Some Explaining to Do: This compact book can help scientific writers learn and adopt new habits to be successful writing for a non-science audience. Download it for free (PDF). Also available en español (PDF)

Featured Video

Autism is the topic of the latest Neuroscience and Society program, held in October at AAAS in Washington, DC. See also our blogpost about the event.