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.
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.
October 2010 Reports on two studies showing a high prevalence of HIV infection and more rapid progression to disability and death among drug abusers.
October 2010 Describes an eight-module web-based curricula that introduces addition research to graduate students of nursing, dentistry, and medicine.
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.
October 2010 Announces the 2009 International Prize, awarded by the French Institute of Health and Medical Research, to NIDA Director Dr. Nora D. Volkow.
December 2010 Announces the recipient of an award for online resources in education, Dr. Louisa Stark, who developed two interactive Web sites on genetics.
December 2010 Reports on the objectives and activities of the Neuroscience Consortium and their impact on Institute drug abuse research programs and initiatives.
December 2010 Announces three new NIDA National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse members and describes their drug abuse and addiction research experience.
December 2010 Announces the 2010 high school student recipients of the Addiction Science Awards and describes their winning addiction-focused projects.