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Disruption of Neuron Production in Adult Rats Increases Cocaine Taking

noviembre del 2011
Drug abuse may diminish production of new neurons in the brain’s hippocampus and thereby increase vulnerability to drug addiction.

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Drugs Contribute to High Rates of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Juvenile Offenders

julio del 2011

Describe a study of newly arrested youths where researchers found correlations between the youths' prevalence of these sexually transmitted diseases and their cocaine and marijuana use.

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Methamphetamine Abuse Undermines Dental Health

julio del 2011
Describes research that sheds light on the correlation between increased dental disease and methamphetamine abuse.

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Medication Reduces Rats' Return to Methamphetamine Seeking

julio del 2011

Reports on a new medication strategy under investigated in animal studies that shows promise for preventing relapse to drug abuse.

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Cocaine Alters Production of Hundreds of Proteins

Marzo del 2011

Describes research findings that show that chronic cocaine abuse may change the production of many proteins in the neurons of the brain’s reward system, aiding in our understanding how the drug causes addiction.

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Deep Brain Stimulation Reduces Rats' Cocaine Seeking

diciembre del 2010
Describes results from an animal study involving deep brain stimulation that holds promise as a therapy for severe cocaine addiction.

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Modafinil Normalizes Sleep During Early Cocaine Abstinence

diciembre del 2010
Describes a study investigating the effectiveness of modafinil in enhancing sleep among cocaine abusers who are currently abstinent.

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Cocaine Vaccine Helps Some Reduce Drug Abuse

diciembre del 2010

Reports on the results of a clinical trial that tested the effectiveness of a cocaine vaccine designed as a therapy for cocaine abuse and plans underway for a new study of 300 patients to confirm these results.

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New Tools and Strategies to Bolster Behavioral Therapy

octubre del 2010

Reports on research investigating whether certain medications might strengthen patients' understanding and memory retention.

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Medications That Normalize Brain Glutamate Reduce Drug-Seeking in Rats

octubre del 2010
Reports on two studies that demonstrate the promise of treating addiction with medications that alleviate drug-induced alterations in signaling by the neurotransmitter glutamate.

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