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Addicted to (Mother) Love

Tuesday, June 29, 2004
An article in today's edition of The New York Times ("Addicted to Mother Love: It's Biology, Stupid" by Benedict Carey) describes some new research from Emery University which indicates that the brain chemical responsible for maternal-child bonding in mice is opiate in nature. "This latest study is the largest and best of its kind and provides very strong evidence that maternal support has an opiate component," notes one prominent researcher who is quoted in the article.

| posted by Ann D @ 7:00 AM