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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...

2013-02-13 17:25:02

Canada-US-Italian research team develops a cocaine biosensor inspired from nature Since the beginning of time, living organisms have developed ingenious mechanisms to monitor their environment. As part of an international study, a team of researchers has adapted some of these natural mechanisms to detect specific molecules such as cocaine more accurately and quickly. Their work may greatly facilitate the rapid screening–less than five minutes–of many drugs, infectious diseases,...

2012-11-28 22:47:02

Medication development efforts for cocaine dependence have yet to result in an FDA approved treatment. The powerful rewarding effects of cocaine, the profound disruptive impact of cocaine dependence on one's lifestyle, and the tendency of cocaine to attract people who make poor life choices and then exacerbate impulsive behavior all make cocaine a vexing clinical condition. In this battle, many candidate pharmacotherapies have been tested, but none have succeeded sufficiently to be adopted...

Cocaine Linked To Heart Attack Risk
2012-11-07 20:31:57

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online I said to a guy, “Tell me, what is it about cocaine that makes it so wonderful,” and he said, “Because it intensifies your personality.” I said, “Yes, but what if you're an [expletive deleted]?” Bill Cosby, in his seminal stand up performance ℠Bill Cosby: Himself´, talked about what it is about cocaine that attracts an often loyal audience that uses the drug recreationally....

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...

2012-07-30 06:27:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Cocaine is presently the most abused major stimulant drug in America. It has also become the drug most frequently involved in emergency department visits. Now researchers are saying the solution to the addiction problem could be in the form of enzymes. Researchers from the University of Kentucky have designed and discovered a series of highly efficient enzymes that effectively metabolize cocaine. These high-activity cocaine-metabolizing enzymes could potentially...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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