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2008-11-18 22:54:39

When given a choice between viewing pictures of cocaine or other images, cocaine addicted individuals prefer to look at cocaine, U.S. researchers learned. Scott Moeller, a psychology graduate student at the University of Michigan who worked with researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, found that drug-related choice in cocaine addiction extends to abstract, non-pharmacological stimuli. Previously, scientists have had to administer cocaine, or...

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2008-11-17 09:06:36

When given a choice between viewing pictures of cocaine and a variety of other images, cocaine addicted individuals, as compared to healthy, non-addicted research subjects, show a clear preference for the drug-related images. Findings from this study, which was conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, were presented at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington D.C. on Sunday, November 16, by Scott Moeller, a psychology graduate student...

2008-11-04 12:00:16

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/705316/pakistan_food_and) has announced the addition of the "Pakistan Food and Drink Report Q4 2008" report to their offering. This Pakistan Food and Drink Report provides independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Pakistan's food and drink industry. Pakistan remained firmly rooted to the foot of our Asia Pacific Food & Drink Business Environment Ratings table for Q408, despite recent foreign direct...

2008-10-16 06:00:27

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) (Atlanta, Georgia) released its earnings report for the third quarter of 2008, which ended September 26. Largely because of increased international sales, Coca-Cola's earnings showed a healthy growth. Total revenue increased 9% to $8.39 billion from $7.69 in the third quarter of 2007. Net income increased 14%, coming in at $1.89 billion. Industrial Info is currently monitoring more than $62...

2008-10-07 09:00:48

Hansen Natural, The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola Enterprises have completed agreements for distribution of the Monster Energy drinks line in six western European countries, Canada and selected territories in the US. The agreements will take effect beginning in November 2008 in the US and parts of western Europe, and in early 2009 in Canada. As part of the agreement with The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC), Hansen has the right to negotiate distribution agreements with additional Coca-Cola...

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2008-09-03 09:30:00

Coca leaf production in the South American Andean nations is booming, thanks in part to a steep rise in cocaine demand from Brazil, local officials say. The supply of Andean cocaine now exceeds that of the earlier industry boom in the 1990s despite billions of dollars in U.S. anti-drug money funneled to Colombia, Peru and Bolivia, The New York Times reported Wednesday. Poor farmers say they can't make ends meet by raising oranges or coffee, and so are turning to increased coca production,...

2008-07-02 06:00:04

By Chris Hawley CARTAGENA, Colombia -- Sen. John McCain arrived Tuesday night in Colombia to promote a free-trade agreement he says would bolster a key ally in the war on drugs but has stalled in Congress. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee is visiting this South American country to showcase his foreign policy and pro-business credentials. The U.S.-Colombian trade deal has gained prominence as an issue in the presidential race, generating opposition from labor unions...

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2008-03-18 00:10:00

The American Heart Association is warning young ER patients about the risks of misidentifying the symptoms of cocaine use as heart attack symptoms. The results of some heart attack treatments in addition to cocaine can be fatal.In an article published on Monday in The American Heart Association's journal Circulation, Dr. James McCord and his colleagues confronted the issue of cocaine-related chest pain.Cocaine is the second most popular illicit substance in the U.S. Its symptoms can be...

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2008-02-26 00:40:00

A team of scientists believe they have discovered a part of the brain which responds to cocaine use. The results of their research may further explain why some users make cocaine use a habit while others become social users.Using brain scans, Hugh Garavan, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin, and his colleagues studied cocaine users while they performed simple computer tasks. During the tests, they were able to locate areas of the pre-frontal cortex where increased activity...

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2007-03-06 18:00:00

LA PAZ, Bolivia -- Cuban scientists are studying the possible medicial benefits of the coca leaf, a Bolivian official said Tuesday, signaling a possible expansion of President Evo Morales' plans to develop more legal products from a plant that is the chief ingredient of cocaine. Felix Barra, minister of coca and alternative development, told Bolivian radio the Cubans have visited growing areas and would later go to research centers "to examine the benefits of the coca leaf from a...


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