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2014-01-20 16:21:45

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a new molecular mechanism by which cocaine alters the brain's reward circuits and causes addiction. Published online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Dr. Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD, and colleagues, the preclinical research reveals how an abundant enzyme and synaptic gene affect a key reward circuit in the brain, changing the...

2014-01-01 23:02:14

Aid in Recovery, a full service drug and alcohol treatment center for substance abuse in South Florida, released a statement today commenting on new research that suggests that the seizure drug Topiramate is effective at treating cocaine and alcohol addiction. The study was conducted by scientists attached to prestigious universities in Virginia, Chicago, Baltimore and Texas. west palm beach florida (PRWEB) January 01, 2014 Aid in Recovery released a statement today commenting on a new...

2013-06-13 09:58:47

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found evidence that an emotion-related brain region called the central amygdala–whose activity promotes feelings of malaise and unhappiness–plays a major role in sustaining cocaine addiction. In experiments with rats, the TSRI researchers found signs that cocaine-induced changes in this brain system contribute to anxiety-like behavior and other unpleasant symptoms of drug withdrawal–symptoms that typically drive an...

2013-02-13 17:27:52

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara are researching cocaine addiction, part of a widespread problem, which, along with other addictions, costs billions of dollars in damage to individuals, families, and society. Laboratory studies at UCSB have revealed that the diminished brain function and learning impairment that result from cocaine addiction can be treated —— and that learning can be restored. Karen Szumlinski, a professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences...

Kicking Cocaine Addiction With A One-Two Punch
2012-08-09 10:56:41

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Scripps Research Institute recently revealed that a two-drug combination could possibly help those battling cocaine addiction. The combination made up of naltrexone and buprenoprine, two existing pharmaceutical drugs, is a therapy that would help reduce individuals´ want for cocaine and also lessen their feelings of withdrawal. Scientists believed that the therapy is a step forward as there are currently no...

2012-06-11 21:25:24

PET imaging studies reveal how an inoculation against cocaine addiction uses the body's own immune system to prevent a high Addicts unable to kick a cocaine habit could one day be vaccinated against cocaine and see proof with a molecular imaging technique that shows how the vaccine prompts antibodies to whisk away the drug before it can reach the brain, say researchers at SNM's 59th Annual Meeting. "Vaccination offers a whole new treatment paradigm for drug addiction," says Shankar...

2012-04-23 11:18:35

New research from Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York reveals that repeated exposure to cocaine decreases the activity of a protein necessary for normal functioning of the brain's reward system, thus enhancing the reward for cocaine use, which leads to addiction. Investigators were also able to block the ability of repeated cocaine exposure, to induce addiction. The findings, published online April 22 in the journal Nature Neuroscience, provide the first evidence of how cocaine changes the...

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2010-08-23 12:20:00

Researchers at Gilead Sciences Inc. said on Sunday that an extract of the kudzu vine being developed to treat alcoholism may also help treat cocaine addiction. The Gilead team reported in the journal Nature Medicine that tests on rats showed the drug could stop them from giving themselves cocaine. Gilead inherited the experimental drug a year ago after it acquired CV Therapeutics Inc.  A spokesman for the company said it was working to try to bring the drug to the market. "There is no...

2010-08-16 14:25:09

Findings represent additional clues to help predict vulnerability to drug abuse A regulatory protein best known for its role in a rare genetic brain disorder also may play a critical role in cocaine addiction, according to a recent study in rats, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Health. The study was published today in the journal Nature Neuroscience. Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Fla. found that...

2010-07-09 13:48:04

Discovery could lead to better ways of predicting drug abuse risk and treating addictions A specific and remarkably small fragment of RNA appears to protect rats against cocaine addiction - and may also protect humans, according to a recent study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Health. The study was published today in the journal Nature. RNA (ribonucleic acid) molecules are known to play critical roles in the translation of...


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