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NIDA Grantee Wins Prize for Genetics Web Sites

diciembre del 2010
Announces the recipient of an award for online resources in education, Dr. Louisa Stark, who developed two interactive Web sites on genetics.

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Workgroup Keeps NIDA on the Cutting Edge of Brain Science

diciembre del 2010

Reports on the objectives and activities of the Neuroscience Consortium and their impact on Institute drug abuse research programs and initiatives.

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Three Scientists Join Advisory Council

diciembre del 2010
Announces three new NIDA National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse members and describes their drug abuse and addiction research experience.

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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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Dr. Geoffrey Schoenbaum Receives the Waletzky Memorial Award

octubre del 2010
Announces the recipient of a 2009 award for innovation in research on drug addiction and alcoholism and with a focus on the changes that occur in the brain after exposure to drugs.

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Crack Cocaine Promotes Progression of HIV Infection to AIDS

octubre del 2010
Reports on two studies showing a high prevalence of HIV infection and more rapid progression to disability and death among drug abusers.

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NIDA Curriculum Piques Students' Interest in Addiction Careers

octubre del 2010
Describes an eight-module web-based curricula that introduces addition research to graduate students of nursing, dentistry, and medicine.

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Brain Opioid Receptor Levels Predict Time to Cocaine Relapse

octubre del 2010
Describes study findings revealing that cocaine abusers who maintain high levels of a certain receptor in their brain during early abstinence relapse sooner than abusers whose levels drop.

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French Government Honors Dr. Volkow

octubre del 2010
Announces the 2009 International Prize, awarded by the French Institute of Health and Medical Research, to NIDA Director Dr. Nora D. Volkow.

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Lower Levels of Dopamine-Regulating Receptors Among Novelty Seekers

octubre del 2010

Describes research results reporting that people who favor novelty have lower-than-average availability of a receptor that inhibits dopamine's release from neurons, which likely stimulates the activity of reward circuits.

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