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NIDA Notes Articles: Addiction Science

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How-To Guides Provide Tips for Publishing Addiction-Related Articles

April 2010
Describes a book and online tutorial for young investigators of addiction science that provides tips for publishing their studies in scholarly journals.

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Brain Adaptation May Dampen Effects of Cocaine

October 2010
Reports evidence that a cocaine-induced change in the structure of brain cells represents an adaptive response that may limit the drug’s impact.

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Dr. Geoffrey Schoenbaum Receives the Waletzky Memorial Award

October 2010
Announces the recipient of a 2009 award for innovation in research on drug addiction and alcoholism and with a focus on the changes that occur in the brain after exposure to drugs.

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Crack Cocaine Promotes Progression of HIV Infection to AIDS

October 2010
Reports on two studies showing a high prevalence of HIV infection and more rapid progression to disability and death among drug abusers.

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NIDA Curriculum Piques Students' Interest in Addiction Careers

October 2010
Describes an eight-module web-based curricula that introduces addition research to graduate students of nursing, dentistry, and medicine.

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Brain Opioid Receptor Levels Predict Time to Cocaine Relapse

October 2010
Describes study findings revealing that cocaine abusers who maintain high levels of a certain receptor in their brain during early abstinence relapse sooner than abusers whose levels drop.

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French Government Honors Dr. Volkow

October 2010
Announces the 2009 International Prize, awarded by the French Institute of Health and Medical Research, to NIDA Director Dr. Nora D. Volkow.

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Lower Levels of Dopamine-Regulating Receptors Among Novelty Seekers

October 2010

Describes research results reporting that people who favor novelty have lower-than-average availability of a receptor that inhibits dopamine's release from neurons, which likely stimulates the activity of reward circuits.

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Three Scientists Join Advisory Council

December 2010
Announces three new NIDA National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse members and describes their drug abuse and addiction research experience.

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Addiction Science Award Winners Announced

December 2010
Announces the 2010 high school student recipients of the Addiction Science Awards and describes their winning addiction-focused projects.

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