Cocaine decreases activity of a protein necessary for normal functioning of the brain's reward system
New research from Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York reveals that repeated exposure to cocaine decreases the activity of a protein necessary for normal functioning of the brain's reward system, thus enhancing the reward ...
Neuroscience Apr 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have shown that an injectable solution can protect mice from an otherwise lethal overdose of cocaine. The findings could lead to human clinical trials of a treatment ...
Medications Apr 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Until now, illicit drug use has not been common in older people. However, it is likely to become more common as generations that use drugs more frequently reach an older age.
Addiction Apr 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The first study to look at methamphetamine's potential lasting effects on children whose mothers used it in pregnancy finds these kids at higher risk for behavior problems than other children.
Addiction Mar 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A single injection of cocaine or methamphetamine in mice caused their brains to put the brakes on neurons that generate sensations of pleasure, and these cellular changes lasted for at least a week, according ...
Neuroscience Mar 08, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers from Boston University Schools of Medicine (BUSM) and Public Health along with Boston Medical Center have found children's academic achievement test scores not affected by intrauterine exposure to cocaine, tobacco ...
Health Mar 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
The street drug commonly referred to as "bath salts" is one of a growing list of synthetic and unevenly regulated narcotics that are found across the United States and on the Internet. New research on this potent drug paints ...
Medical research Feb 23, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0
When first exposed to cocaine, the adolescent brain launches a strong defensive reaction designed to minimize the drug's effects, Yale and other scientists have found. Now two new studies by a Yale team identify key genes ...
Neuroscience Feb 21, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0 |
When it comes to addiction, sex matters.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Since mephedrone was made illegal in the UK in 2010, the street price of the drug has risen while the quality has degraded, which in turn may have reduced use of the drug. New research published online today reveals that ...
Health Jan 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Better help with battling drug addiction could be at hand as a result of research underway at Victoria University of Wellington.
Medical research Jan 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Research published by Cell Press in the January 12 issue of the journal Neuron provides fascinating insight into a newly discovered brain mechanism that limits the rewarding impact of cocaine. The study describes protective delaye ...
Neuroscience Jan 11, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A new Australian drug study published today in The Lancet has found that cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug globally, while opioid use is a major cause of death.
Health Jan 06, 2012 | 1.5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- A team of Swiss researchers, led by Christian Lüscher of the University of Geneva, has found the first casual link between cocaine use and physical brain changes and in so doing, as they describe ...
Medical research Dec 08, 2011 | 1 / 5 (1) | 1 |
The rapid emergence of synthetic new drugs, often sold online as "legal highs," represents a significant challenge for policy makers in the coming decade, a European Union drugs agency said Tuesday.
Health Nov 15, 2011 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0