In English
NIDA

NIDA Notes Articles

NIDA Notes Category Graphic

Resting Brain Studies Shed New Light on Vulnerabilities

noviembre del 2011

Individuals with weak signaling in a nicotine-sensitive brain circuit were more vulnerable to nicotine dependence than those with stronger signaling, according to a study conducted while the subjects’ brains were in a resting state. A second resting-state study finds that the same circuit appears to mediate dependence associated with a genetic risk factor for smoking.

NIDA Notes Category Graphic

New Class of Regulators for Addiction Genes

noviembre del 2011
New studies show that microRNAs, snippets of RNA implicated in a wide variety of biological processes, are involved in promoting and inhibiting cocaine addiction. The findings could pave a new path for the development of anti-addiction therapies.

NIDA Notes Category Graphic

Good-Bye, Paper

noviembre del 2011

NIDA Notes becomes an All-Web publication in 2012. Issue 2 of Volume 24 will be the last print issue.

NIDA Notes Category Graphic

Nanotechnology Powers Smart Skin Patch

noviembre del 2011

An in vitro test demonstrates the potential of a programmable skin patch that will enable physicians to tailor transdermal medication doses to match patients' fluctuating needs.

NIDA Notes Category Graphic

NIDA's Drug Abuse Research Advances Science as a Whole

noviembre del 2011

NIDA Director Dr. Nora D. Volkow summarizes instances where discoveries with broad implications for human health arose from scientists seeking answers to addiction problems.

NIDA Notes Category Graphic

Disruption of Neuron Production in Adult Rats Increases Cocaine Taking

noviembre del 2011
Drug abuse may diminish production of new neurons in the brain’s hippocampus and thereby increase vulnerability to drug addiction.

NIDA Notes Category Graphic

NIDA Recognizes Developer of a New Business Model for Science

noviembre del 2011
Dr. Redonna K. Chandler of NIDA receives the Institute's 2011 Innovator Award for developing a method that fosters collaboration and data sharing on various studies of HIV in criminal justice populations.

NIDA Notes Category Graphic

Molecular Alterations of DNA Contribute to Persistence of Memory

noviembre del 2011
In a new series of studies tracing the molecular events that occur in the brain as memories are formed and preserved, researchers find that certain epigenetic changes may promote vulnerability to relapse.

NIDA Notes Category Graphic

Week-Long Events Teach Teens Drug Abuse Facts

julio del 2011
Highlights activities from the 2011 National Drug Facts Week in which communities sponsor events to educate teenagers about drugs and drug abuse.

NIDA Notes Category Graphic

NIDA's Funding Priorities To Remain Constant

julio del 2011

Reports on NIDA’s research priorities—drug abuse and addiction prevention, treatment, and HIV/AIDS—which will remain consistent during these challenging budget times.

Pages

NIDA Notes

Tags

Drug Topics

Drugs of Abuse

Population Groups

Related Topics

Toma el reto nacional sobre el coeficiente intelectual (CI) sobre las drogas