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Low Dopamine Receptor Availability May Promote Cocaine Addiction

abril del 2009

Describes findings from an animal study showing that cocaine lowers availability of dopamine receptors in the basal ganglia, an area of the brain that includes portions of the reward system.

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Cocaine Locks Rats Into Unrewarding Behaviors

abril del 2009

Describes research with rats to better understand cocaine’s effect on the neural signaling in the learning circuits of the brain.

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Methamphetamine Abusers Show Increased Distractibility

abril del 2009

Highlights findings from a study of former methamphetamine abusers showing evidence of impairment in areas of the brain known to influence cognition, emotion, and decision making.

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Damage to Brain Area May Immediately Halt Cigarette Addiction

abril del 2009

Describes a study among people who had sustained brain injuries to investigate whether certain damaged areas of the brain are associated with the ability to quit smoking.

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New Tracer for Nicotinic Receptors Promises Improved Specificity

abril del 2009

Reports on NIDA researchers who developed a new tracer compound that binds readily to nicotine receptors and enhances positron emission tomography images.

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Universities Offer Online Master's Program in Addiction Studies

abril del 2009

Describes a consortium of three universities that launched a 12-month intensive online program last August that leads to a master's degree in addiction studies.

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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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Henry Yamamura Obituary

diciembre del 2008

Remembers Henry I. "Hank" Yamamura, an eminent neuropharmacologist who pioneered radioligand binding assays, contributing valuable knowledge about neurotransmitter transporters and receptors.

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Imaging Studies Elucidate Neurobiology of Cigarette Craving

diciembre del 2008

Reports on three separate imaging studies illuminating the neurobiology of cigarette craving.

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Long-Term Cocaine Self-Administration Depresses Brain Activity

diciembre del 2008

Discusses research exploring how widespread the reduction of neural activity is in the brain with chronic exposure to cocaine.

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