Neuroscience

Researchers test meth-addicted rats in a rodent casino

(Medical Xpress)—The altered decision-making patterns associated with neuropsychiatric disorders such as substance addiction are well documented, but it is unclear whether this dysfunction is the result of preexisting conditions ...

Neuroscience

Addiction relapse might be thwarted by turning off brain trigger

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UC San Francisco have been able to identify and deactivate a brain pathway linked to memories that cause alcohol cravings in rats, a finding ...

Health

Helping patients with addiction tackle their health needs

An intervention that teaches patients in addiction treatment how to better connect with their primary care medical team on both mental and physical health concerns resulted in long-term benefits over 5 years, including more ...

Neuroscience

Long-term cocaine addiction therapy developed

(MedicalXpress)—A team of researchers with the University of Kentucky has developed a long-term chemical treatment option for cocaine addiction. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Meth vaccine shows promising results in early tests

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have performed successful tests of an experimental methamphetamine vaccine on rats. Vaccinated animals that received the drug were largely protected from typical signs of ...

Medications

Antidote for cocaine overdose shows promise in lab tests

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 designed to ...

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