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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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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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Brain Proteins Differ in Cocaine-Overdose Victims

diciembre del 2008

Describes research findings showing differences in protein concentrations in the brain pleasure centers of people who died from cocaine overdose as compared with those who did not abuse the drug.

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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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Immune System Plays Unexpected Role in Brain Development

septiembre del 2008

Describes research findings demonstrating that the immune system participates in the shaping of brain circuits during a child's development, a finding that may shed light on the origins of neurodegenerative diseases.

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Optical Technologies Expand Vistas Into the Brain

septiembre del 2008

Describes new tools under development, including one to visualize cells deep in the brain and another one that remotely activates brain cells.

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New Technique Links 89 Genes to Drug Dependence

septiembre del 2008

Presents research findings linking 89 genes to drug abuse and dependence, found using genome-wide association studies, a new technique for identifying genes.

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NIDA Bestows Prizes at International Science Fair

septiembre del 2008

Announces the three winners of the NIDA and Scholastic Corporation 2008 Addiction Science Awards honoring high school students’ award-winning addiction-related projects.

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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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