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A Genetic Nexus of Obesity and Smoking

octubre del 2014

Research shows that some gene variants that influence body mass index also shape smoking behaviors.

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Addiction Science Award Winners Announced

diciembre del 2010
Announces the 2010 high school student recipients of the Addiction Science Awards and describes their winning addiction-focused projects.

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Adolescent Rats Self-Administer More Nicotine Than Adults

abril del 2009

Highlights an animal study involving the self-administration of nicotine among adolescent and adult rats to gain understanding of their potential vulnerability to the substance.

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Alcohol Abuse Makes Prescription Drug Abuse More Likely

Marzo del 2008

Reports on results from a study showing that men and women with alcohol use disorders are more likely to report nonmedical use of prescription drugs than people who don't drink at all.

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Animal Studies Elaborate Toluene's Effects

junio del 2008

Reports on evidence that toluene abuse can harm the nervous system and body, although scientists know relatively little about its specific actions.

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Animation: Building an Anti-Drug Vaccine

diciembre del 2012

The immune system has an extraordinary ability to recognize compounds foreign to the body and eliminate them. NIDA-sponsored scientists are working to harness this ability to create vaccines that will protect individuals against the psychogenic and addictive effects of abused drugs. This animation shows one of the most promising strategies, which has already yielded partial success in producing effective vaccines against nicotine, cocaine, and other drugs.

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Animation: The Rise and Fall of the Cocaine High

noviembre del 2014

This animation shows the rapid passage of cocaine through the brain. It demonstrates that the intensity of the cocaine “high” parallels the trajectory of cocaine levels in the brain.

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Annual Event Teaches Students Brain Science

noviembre del 2009

Highlights activities held during Brain Awareness Week for students in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, to learn about brain anatomy and function.

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Booklet Explains the Science of Addiction

junio del 2008

Describes a booklet that explains what scientists know about how drug addiction changes the brain and affects behavior and clears up misconceptions about drug addiction.

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Brain Adaptation May Dampen Effects of Cocaine

octubre del 2010
Reports evidence that a cocaine-induced change in the structure of brain cells represents an adaptive response that may limit the drug’s impact.

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