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Epigenetics: The Promise of a New Science

Marzo del 2008

Discusses the role of epigenetics, the study of cellular mechanisms that control gene expression and its impacts on health and behavior, in addiction research.

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Exposure to Morphine During Early Adolescence Sensitizes Rats as Adults

octubre del 2007

Presents highlights of a study indicating that exposure to morphine during adolescence may increase sensitivity to the drug during adulthood.

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Neuropeptide Promotes Drug-Seeking and Craving in Rats

octubre del 2007
Reports on two studies indicating that orexin, a neuropeptide that stimulates eating and regulates wakefulness, also fosters animals' drug seeking and craving responses to drugs.

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NIDA Will Contribute to Obesity Research

octubre del 2007

Describes an NIH-wide obesity task force and research plan and explores some of the links between addiction and compulsive eating.

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NIDA's Newest Division Mines Clinical Applications From Basic Research

octubre del 2007

Describes the role of the Division of Clinical Neuroscience and Behavioral Research in NIDA’s drug abuse and addiction research plan.

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Gene Experiment Confirms a Suspected Cocaine Action

octubre del 2007

Reports on the work of addiction researchers who are learning how acute and chronic cocaine exposure regulates certain genes, based on knowledge from developmental and cancer biology.

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Tracing NET

octubre del 2007
Describes research that has led to the development of a new tool, a new radiotracer, for studying the neurobiology of depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and stimulant abuse.

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Impacts of Drugs on Neurotransmission

octubre del 2007

Discusses the central importance of studying drugs' effects on neurotransmission and describes some of the most common experimental methods used in this research.

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NIDA Investigator Receives 2006 Waletzky Memorial Award

abril del 2007
Announces the recipient of a 2006 award for innovation in research on drug addiction and alcoholism, Dr. Yavin Shaham, and describes his research which focused on the stress-induced drug use relapse.

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Scientists Pinpoint Brain's Sweet Tooth

abril del 2007
Reports on research that successfully traced rats’ liking for sweets to a 1-cubic millimeter site in the medial shell of the nucleus accumbens in the brain.

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