En español
NIDA

NIDA Notes Articles: 04/2007

  • Sort by:
  • Date
  • Title
NIDA Notes Category Graphic

Serotonin System May Have Potential as a Target for Cocaine Medications

April 2007
Describes investigations to advance the development of potential drug abuse relapse prevention agents by targeting specific receptors of the neurochemical serotonin.

NIDA Notes Category Graphic

Genes and Smoking

April 2007

Reports on the research underway to identify gene variations associated with nicotine addiction and the interaction of genetic makeup, experiences, and surroundings to addiction.

NIDA Notes Category Graphic

Scientists Pinpoint Brain's Sweet Tooth

April 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.

NIDA Notes Category Graphic

Uneven Regional Brain Development Contributes to Adolescent Risk-Taking

April 2007

Reports on the work of scientists who have linked impulsiveness and risk-taking among adolescents to immaturity of the brain region called the orbitofrontal cortex.

NIDA Notes Category Graphic

NIDA Investigator Receives 2006 Waletzky Memorial Award

April 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.

NIDA Notes Category Graphic

Incentives Reduce Stimulant Abuse During Methadone Maintenance

April 2007

Summarizes a study on the use of incentives to encourage abstinence among methadone maintenance patients in outpatient programs.

NIDA Notes Category Graphic

Standard Treatments Help Depressed Smokers Quit

April 2007
Describes a study comparing Staged Care Intervention, a combination treatment for smoking cessation, among smokers in outpatient treatment for depression and a control group.

NIDA Notes Category Graphic

Interim Methadone Raises Odds of Enrolling in Comprehensive Treatment

April 2007
Reports on a study to investigate the use of methadone maintenance for heroin addicts wait-listed for a treatment program to encourage their likelihood to enroll in the program.

NIDA Notes Category Graphic

Antipsychotic Drug Prevents Morphine Tolerance in Mice

April 2007
Summarizes animal studies indicating that an antipsychotic drug, trifluoperazine, prevents morphine tolerance in mice.

NIDA Notes Category Graphic

Vaccine May Reduce Fetal Exposure to Nicotine

April 2007
Describes research on a vaccine developed to facilitate smoking cessation by blocking nicotine penetration into the brain.

Pages

NIDA Notes

Tags

Drug Topics

Drugs of Abuse

Population Groups

Related Topics