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Lofexidine May Enhance Naltrexone Efficacy

diciembre del 2008

Highlights results from a pilot study suggesting that lofexidine, an anti-hypertensive medication, can enhance success rates among patients taking maintenance naltrexone to avoid opioid relapse.

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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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Selenium Shows Promise as an Adjunct Therapy for HIV

diciembre del 2008

Reports on a randomized controlled trial of HIV-infected men and women who, as a result of receiving selenium supplements, experienced lower HIV viral load and greater CD4 cell count.

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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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Research Breakthroughs in Drug Abuse Have Wide Applications in Other Fields

septiembre del 2008

Offers an overview of some of the NIDA-supported innovative research achievements to reduce the health and social effects of drug abuse and addiction.

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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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Basic Science Discoveries Yield Novel Approaches to Analgesia

septiembre del 2008

Describes research to develop new compounds that match or exceed the pain relief provided by opioids while avoiding their shortcomings.

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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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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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Booklet Explains the Science of Addiction

junio del 2008

Describes a booklet that explains what scientists know about how drug addiction changes the brain and affects behavior and clears up misconceptions about drug addiction.

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