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Program Enhances Physician Knowledge on Substance Abuse

diciembre del 2010
Reports on an evaluation of the Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) program to assess its effectiveness in improving knowledge, confidence, and preparedness to diagnose, manage, and teach about substance abuse.

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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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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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Genetic Overlap Between Substance Abuse and Bipolar Disorder

abril del 2010

Describes a literature analysis reporting on the prevalence of people with bipolar disorder who also have a substance use disorder and discusses the genetic link that may contribute to this comorbidity.

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How-To Guides Provide Tips for Publishing Addiction-Related Articles

abril del 2010
Describes a book and online tutorial for young investigators of addiction science that provides tips for publishing their studies in scholarly journals.

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