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Steroid Abuse Is a High-Risk Route to the Finish Line

octubre del 2006

Highlights research on the effects of steroid use on the brain and the rest of the body, and stresses the need to educate young people about the serious health risks associated with its use.

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Addiction and Co-Occurring Mental Disorders

febrero del 2007

Presents an overview of the research underway to investigate medication and behavioral therapies for co-occurring disorders.

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Genes and Smoking

abril del 2007

Reports on the research underway to identify gene variations associated with nicotine addiction and the interaction of genetic makeup, experiences, and surroundings to addiction.

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NIDA Will Contribute to Obesity Research

octubre del 2007

Describes an NIH-wide obesity task force and research plan and explores some of the links between addiction and compulsive eating.

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Epigenetics: The Promise of a New Science

Marzo del 2008

Discusses the role of epigenetics, the study of cellular mechanisms that control gene expression and its impacts on health and behavior, in addiction research.

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Neuroscience Blueprint Promotes Efficiency, Synergy

junio del 2008

Describes a knowledge- and resource-sharing system for NIH-funded neuroscientists to access to data, advanced research tools, and technical assistance.

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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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New Vaccines Are Being Developed Against Addiction and Relapse

diciembre del 2008

Highlights NIDA-funded research to develop vaccines against addiction to drugs such as cocaine, nicotine, phencyclidine (PCP), and methamphetamine.

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Stimulus Money Will Fund a Surge in Knowledge

abril del 2009

Describes NIDA’s drug abuse and addiction research priorities for the use of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funds.

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Suiting Treatment to the Nature of the Disease

octubre del 2009

Highlights NIDA-sponsored research underway to understand and respond to substance abusers’ needs at all points of care, from the initial presentation for treatment through recovery.

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