June 2008 Highlights the work of investigators who discovered key ways in which morphine may accelerate the progression of AIDS in animal studies.
June 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.
June 2008 Reviews the changing lifespan of heroin abusers as compared with that of the general U.S. population based on 1962-1997 data.
March 2008 Reports on the prevalence of substance abuse among youth based on 2007 data from a national survey of behaviors, attitudes, and values.
March 2008 Reports on results from a study showing that men and women with alcohol use disorders are more likely to report nonmedical use of prescription drugs than people who don't drink at all.
March 2008 Describes the work of researchers who have found a statistical link between one region on chromosome 17 and an increased risk of opioid dependence.
March 2008 Reports on research showing that the neurons that deliver dopamine to two regions of the brain's mesolimbic reward system respond differently to opioids, an important finding for drug treatment research.
October 2007 Reviews a journal supplement that compiles studies on drug-related HIV transmission, with a focus on injection drug use, in 16 different localities across the globe.
October 2007 Describes research investigating a naturally occurring brain chemical that shows early promise as a treatment for addiction in animal studies.
October 2007 Presents highlights of a study indicating that exposure to morphine during adolescence may increase sensitivity to the drug during adulthood.