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2013-12-16 12:10:42

Nicotine, the major addictive substance in cigarette smoke, contributes to smokers' higher risk of developing atherosclerosis, the primary cause of heart attacks.

2012-01-10 21:35:36

When nerve cells communicate with one another, specialized receptor molecules on their surfaces play a central role in relaying signals between them.

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2011-08-19 10:00:08

Researchers have collaborated to generate new knowledge about an important part of the brain’s complex communication system.

2011-06-03 12:19:13

Using a high-resolution single-molecule study technique, University of Illinois researchers have seen the very subtle differences between two branches of an important family of neurotransmitter-gated ion channels.

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2011-01-31 09:10:00

Experts at the Scripps Research Institute campus in Florida have found a genetic mechanism that controls nicotine addiction in the brain--a discovery which could open the door for more effective smoking cessation aids.

2010-08-24 13:57:19

When nicotine binds to the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAchR), it is known to promote smoking addiction and may also directly promote the development of breast cancer.

2009-04-06 16:17:59

Nicotine isn't just addictive, it may also interfere with dozens of cellular interactions in the body, U.S.

2009-03-24 09:18:54

-A tiny genetic mutation is the key to understanding why nicotine--which binds to brain receptors with such addictive potency--is virtually powerless in muscle cells that are studded with the same type of receptor.

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2008-11-18 09:25:18

Scientists have identified a relationship between two proteins in the brain that has links to both nicotine addiction and autism.


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