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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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Mice With Genetic Alteration Eschew Cocaine

junio del 2008

Reports on a study involving researchers who successfully desensitized mice to cocaine by genetically altering their dopamine transporters.

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Intervention Improves Employment Outlook For Methadone Patients

junio del 2008

Describes a study of unemployed methadone patients and the use of assertive outreach and motivational techniques to improve the patients’ employment outlook.

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Behavioral Problems Related to Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy Manifest Early in Childhood

junio del 2008

Describes research providing evidence that maternal smoking during pregnancy contributes to behavioral conduct disorders among toddlers, school-age children, and teens.

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Morphine-Induced Immunosuppression, From Brain to Spleen

junio del 2008

Reports on scientists who pinpointed the biochemical trigger from morphine that sets off a chain reaction that inhibits an immune cell that is key in fighting viruses and cancer.

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Animal Studies Elaborate Toluene's Effects

junio del 2008

Reports on evidence that toluene abuse can harm the nervous system and body, although scientists know relatively little about its specific actions.

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Morphine Speeds AIDS Onset in Monkeys

junio del 2008

Highlights the work of investigators who discovered key ways in which morphine may accelerate the progression of AIDS in animal studies.

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