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2011-06-21 12:09:25

Research gives insight into why some people develop addiction Researchers at the University of Cambridge have identified abnormal brain structures in the frontal lobe of cocaine users' brains which are linked to their compulsive cocaine-using behavior. Their findings were published today, 21 June, in the journal Brain. Led by Dr Karen Ersche, the Cambridge researchers scanned the brains of 120 people, half of whom had a dependence on cocaine. They found that the cocaine users had widespread...

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2011-06-20 13:15:00

Doctors warned in a report on Monday that a veterinary medication is being used to dilute 70 percent of the cocaine in the U.S., causing serious skin reactions after use. The report said six patients developed purpled-colored patches of necrotic skin on their ears, nose, cheeks and other parts of their body and suffered permanent scarring after they used cocaine. Doctors previously reported two similar cases in San Francisco.  Others reported on users of contaminated cocaine who...

2011-06-03 06:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Orexigen® Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX) announced today that it recently met with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the New Drug Application for Contrave® (naltrexone HCl/bupropion HCl) extended-release tablets for the treatment of obesity, including weight loss and maintenance of weight loss. Orexigen sought the meeting to gain clarity on the approval deficiency stated in the Complete Response...

2011-04-04 20:09:16

But recent drug use diminishes response to drug images and other emotional stimuli over time Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University (SBU) have conducted the most comprehensive study to date of how cocaine users respond to drug-related and other emotional stimuli, making use of comparisons with a matched control group and exploring the effects of recent cocaine use and abstinence. The findings appear in a paper published online...

2011-03-15 13:38:13

Ivory wave: the next mephedone? A new legal high has emerged that seems to be replacing the banned substance mephedrone or "miaow miaow", warns a critical care paramedic in Emergency Medicine Journal. Mephedrone was banned in England, when it was reclassified as a class B drug in April 2010. The new drug in circulation is "ivory wave," also known as "purple wave," "ivory coast," or "vanilla sky." And its use has already been implicated in hospital admissions and deaths in various parts of...

2011-03-11 14:05:25

It seems that women become addicted to cocaine more easily than men and find it harder to give up. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Biology of Sex Differences reinforces this position by showing that the motivation of female rats to work for cocaine is much higher than males. Researchers from the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, University of Michigan, found that rats bred to have an elevated stress response and increased impulsiveness are more...

2011-02-22 06:00:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (Nasdaq: OMER) today announced that its exclusive license to phosphodiesterase 7 (PDE7) inhibitors from Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. has been amended to include addiction and compulsive disorders in the field of use. Omeros' PDE7 program was founded on the Company's discovery of a previously unknown link between PDE7 and any movement disorder, such as Parkinson's disease. Omeros believes that it also is the first to link PDE7 to any...

2011-02-15 08:23:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Crack, cocaine, marijuana "¦ we all know that illegal drugs are bad for your health, but a new study suggests they could also increase your risks of having a stroke. A new study from the University of Cincinnati found that illegal drug use among stroke patients rose more than nine-fold, over a 13 year period.Researchers say this increase in recreational drug use could explain why they're starting to see more strokes in younger patients. "We know that stroke...

2011-01-17 15:35:00

STATESBORO, Ga., Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Some bath salts - with names like Ocean Burst and Ivory Wave - aren't really for bathing. Rather, they are the latest high for naive teens and young adults as well as established drug abusers. "Fake cocaine and fake meth are laced in bath salts and sold legally on the Internet and in convenience stores, gas stations, truck stops and head shops in most states. This newest boutique chemical substance is being used for a narcotic effect and...

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2011-01-05 07:39:51

The vaccine is poised to move quickly into human trials Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Cornell University have produced a long-lasting anti-cocaine immunity in mice by giving them a unique vaccine that combines bits of the common cold virus with a particle that mimics cocaine. In their study, published January 4, 2011, in the advanced online edition of Molecular Therapy, the researchers say this novel strategy might be the first to offer...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'