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Lofexidine May Enhance Naltrexone Efficacy

diciembre del 2008

Highlights results from a pilot study suggesting that lofexidine, an anti-hypertensive medication, can enhance success rates among patients taking maintenance naltrexone to avoid opioid relapse.

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Methadone Reduces Rats' Cocaine Seeking

diciembre del 2008

Reports on an animal study showing that methadone, normally used as a therapy for opioid abuse, may prove to be an effective treatment for cocaine abuse.

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Henry Yamamura Obituary

diciembre del 2008

Remembers Henry I. "Hank" Yamamura, an eminent neuropharmacologist who pioneered radioligand binding assays, contributing valuable knowledge about neurotransmitter transporters and receptors.

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Nicotine Dependence is Linked With Mental Disorders in Pregnant Women

diciembre del 2008

Reports on a link between mental disorders, including mood, anxiety, or personality disorder and nicotine dependence in pregnancy women.

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Aripiprazole Prevents Rats From Resuming Cocaine Seeking

diciembre del 2008

Reports on study results indicating a medication prescribed for schizophrenia and manic phases of bipolar disorder shows promise as a cocaine addiction treatment.

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Selenium Shows Promise as an Adjunct Therapy for HIV

diciembre del 2008

Reports on a randomized controlled trial of HIV-infected men and women who, as a result of receiving selenium supplements, experienced lower HIV viral load and greater CD4 cell count.

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Research Breakthroughs in Drug Abuse Have Wide Applications in Other Fields

septiembre del 2008

Offers an overview of some of the NIDA-supported innovative research achievements to reduce the health and social effects of drug abuse and addiction.

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Basic Science Discoveries Yield Novel Approaches to Analgesia

septiembre del 2008

Describes research to develop new compounds that match or exceed the pain relief provided by opioids while avoiding their shortcomings.

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Intervention Improves Employment Outlook For Methadone Patients

junio del 2008

Describes a study of unemployed methadone patients and the use of assertive outreach and motivational techniques to improve the patients’ employment outlook.

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Social Neuroscience Meeting Aims To Improve Prevention, Treatment

junio del 2008

Presents highlights of a meeting of scientists and clinicians to review research results from the field of social neuroscience, the study of how neurobiology and the social environment interact.

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