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If you can’t control the urge to drink, there is a set of neurons to be blamed.

Scientists have pinpointed a population of neurons in the brain that influences whether one drink leads to two and so on.

The discovery could ultimately lead to a cure for alcoholism and other addictions, researchers from the Texas A and M Health Science Centre believe.

They found that alcohol consumption alters the structure and function of neurons in the dorsomedial striatum, a part of the brain known to be important in goal-driven behaviours.

– IANS  |  New York

Source: Set of neurons urges constant drinkinalcoholismg | Business Standard News