Neuroscience

How serotonin curbs cocaine addiction

Contrary to common thinking, cocaine triggers an addiction in only 20 percent of consumers. But what happens in their brains when they lose control of their consumption? Thanks to a recent experimental method, neuroscientists ...

Addiction

Predisposition to addiction may be genetic

People who have a high sensation-seeking personality trait may be more likely to develop an addiction to cocaine, according to a Rutgers study.

Neuroscience

A brain signature that predicts vulnerability to addiction

A team of neurobiologists at the Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone (CNRS/Aix-Marseille Université) has just shown that within a population of rats it can predict which will become cocaine addicts.

Neuroscience

Sleep-deprived mice find cocaine more rewarding

Sleep deprivation may pave the way to cocaine addiction. Too-little sleep can increase the rewarding properties of cocaine, according to new research in mice published in eNeuro.

Genetics

Cocaine addiction: Impact of genetic mutations elucidated

Cocaine addiction is a chronic disorder with a high rate of relapse for which no effective treatment is currently available. Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, the CNRS, Inserm and the Paris Public Hospital Network (AP-HP) ...

Neuroscience

Mysterious brain structure sheds light on drug addiction

Do you remember where you were when you first heard that two planes had crashed into New York's Twin Towers? Or where you had your first kiss? Our brains are wired to retain information that relates to the context in which ...

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