News tagged with nicotinic receptors
Atomic-level characterization of the effects of alcohol on a major player of the central nervous system
Scientists at the Institut Pasteur, the CNRS and the University of Texas have been able to observe at atomic-level the effects of ethanol (the alcohol present in alcoholic beverages) on central nervous system receptors.
Medical research Apr 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Preclinical data suggests inactivation of a specific sub-class of nicotinic receptors may be an effective strategy to help smokers quit without feeling anxious, according to Virginia Commonwealth University ...
Medical research Nov 08, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have identified a potential new approach to preventing smoking relapse, which occurs frequently in smokers who attempt to quit, despite current treatments.
Health Oct 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A new inhibitor helps previously nicotine-addicted rats stay on the wagon, according to a study published on October 22nd in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.
Addiction Oct 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the Aptuit Centre for Drug Discovery and Development in Italy, have found that a drug called GSK598809 is able to block a type of dopamine receptor in the brain that has been ...
Neuroscience Sep 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 2 |
Everybody is talking about Internet addiction. Medically, this phenomenon has not yet been as clearly described as nicotine or alcohol dependency. But a study conducted by researchers from the University of Bonn and the Central ...
Addiction Aug 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
In preclinical studies, researchers at SRI International and Astraea Therapeutics have recently evaluated the role of a new drug receptor target that shows promise for the treatment of drug addiction.
Addiction Mar 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A medication commonly used to help people stop smoking may have an unanticipated positive side effect for an entirely different vice: drinking alcohol. A new study by University of Chicago researchers finds that varenicline, ...
Health Feb 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
An enzyme that appears to play a role in controlling the brain's response to nicotine and alcohol in mice might be a promising target for a drug that simultaneously would treat nicotine addiction and alcohol abuse in people, ...
Medical research Sep 12, 2011 | 4.7 / 5 (6) | 0 |
Researchers at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen have collaborated with the company NeuroSearch to generate new knowledge about an important part of the brain's complex communication system. ...
Neuroscience Aug 19, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Removing a protein from cells located in the brain's reward center blocks the anxiety-reducing and rewarding effects of nicotine, according to a new animal study in the July 27 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The fi ...
Neuroscience Jul 26, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 3 |
If you think nicotine receptors are only important to smokers trying to kick the tobacco habit, think again. New research published in the FASEB Journal suggests that these receptors also play an important role in social ...
Medical research Jun 30, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
It is widely known that smoking inhibits appetite, but what is not known, is what triggers this process in the brain. Now researchers from Baylor College of Medicine, participating in a Yale University School of Medicine-led ...
Neuroscience Jun 09, 2011 | 4.6 / 5 (5) | 1 |
The effects of nicotine upon brain regions involved in addiction mirror those of cocaine, according to new neuroscience research.
Neuroscience May 03, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |