Childhood adversity increases susceptibility to addiction via immune response

Childhood adversity permanently alters the peripheral and central immune systems, increasing the sensitivity of the body’s immune response to cocaine, reports a study by researchers at the IRCCS Santa Lucia Foundation and University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Italy. The study, published in Biological Psychiatry, showed that exposure to psychosocial stress early in life altered the […]

How emotions may impact tumor growth

An intricate communication system Approach shrinks cancer tumors Is it possible for us to “tell” the brain to boost the body’s immune response against cancer tumors? Researchers believe that the answer is “yes,” and that it can be done by manipulating the activity of the brain’s reward system. Researchers investigate the link between our emotions […]

How emotions may impact tumor growth

An intricate communication system Approach shrinks cancer tumors Is it possible for us to “tell” the brain to boost the body’s immune response against cancer tumors? Researchers believe that the answer is “yes,” and that it can be done by manipulating the activity of the brain’s reward system. Researchers investigate the link between our emotions […]