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NIDA Notes keeps you up to date on research advances in the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of drug abuse and addiction and HIV/AIDS.

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Antibody Fragment Removes Methamphetamine From the Brain (November 2009)

Reports animal study findings on development of an antibody fragment that rapidly removes methamphetamine from the brain and discusses implications for treatment of overdose.

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Nicotine Boosts Mood, Brain Dopamine Levels (November 2009)

Highlights findings from a study showing that nicotine triggers a surge in levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the brain's main reward area for cigarette smokers.

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NIDA Awards Prizes at International Science Fair (November 2009)

Announces the 2009 high school student recipients of the Addiction Science Awards and describes their winning addiction-focused projects.

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Smokers Who Quit May Have Genetic Advantage (November 2009)

Describes research providing evidence that genes may influence how successful a person is in quitting smoking and which cessation technique may work best for them.

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Naltrexone via Skin Patch Proves Effectiveness of New Technology (November 2009)

Reports on a new device that creates tiny painless punctures in the skin to allow medication to flow evenly from a skin patch into dermal capillaries and the bloodstream.

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R. Christopher Pierce Receives the Waletzky Memorial Award (November 2009)

Announces the recipient of a 2009 award for innovation in research on drug addiction and alcoholism whose research focuses on the cellular changes that occur in response to chronic cocaine abuse.

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Ethnic Groups Have Contrasting Genetic Risks for Nicotine Addiction (October 2009)

Describes research exploring differences and similarities in the genetic profiles of African-Americans and European-Americans who are heavy smokers.

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Methamphetamine Abuse Alters Response to Facial Cues (October 2009)

Highlights research showing methamphetamine abusers may have more difficulty than nonabusers in responding with empathy and self-control to people who are experiencing intense emotions.

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Receptor Complexes Link Dopamine to Long-Term Neuronal Effects (October 2009)

Reports on a discovery of previously unrecognized dopamine receptors in the brain that when triggered by drug abuse lead to potentially long-term neuronal effects.

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Combined Treatments Improve Dual Abstinence (October 2009)

Reports on a study investigating the effectiveness of a combined therapy of disulfiram and naltrexone for people who abuse cocaine and alcohol.

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