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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Naltrexone-Nicotine Patch Combination Shows Promise (April 2007)

Reports findings from a clinical trial investigating the effectiveness of naltrexone as a supplement to nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation.

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Meeting Reviews Progress On Prescription Opioid Misuse (April 2007)

Describes a meeting of researchers and clinicians who gathered to discuss the challenges in balancing appropriate pain treatment with efforts to minimize prescription opioid misuse.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Latest Information on MDMA/Ecstasy, Steroids, and HIV/AIDS Is Available on NIDA's Web Site (April 2007)

Announces updates to research reports on MDMA/ecstasy and steroids and a new report on HIV/AIDS that provide the latest available information on drugs and drug-related topics.

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