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2009-12-02 15:29:12

Fruit flies may seem like unlikely heroes in the battle against drug abuse, but new research suggests that these insects "” already used to study dozens of human disease "” could claim that role. Scientists are reporting that fruit flies can be used as a simpler and more convenient animal model for studying the effects of cocaine and other drugs of abuse on the brain. Their study appears online in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, a new monthly journal. Andrew Ewing and colleagues note...

2009-11-30 20:44:53

New treatments aimed at strengthening inhibitory control could help prevent relapse When asked to inhibit their response to a "cocaine-cues" video, active cocaine abusers were, on average, able to suppress activity in brain regions linked to drug craving, according to a new study at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. The results, to be published in an upcoming issue of NeuroImage, suggest that clinical interventions designed to strengthen these inhibitory...

2009-10-22 13:23:21

Adult male monkeys exposed to cocaine while in the womb have poor impulse control and may be more vulnerable to drug abuse than female monkeys, even a decade or more after the exposure, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. The findings could lead to a better understanding of human drug abuse. The study was presented yesterday at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting in Chicago. "This is the first time that so many different measures of...

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2009-10-20 05:57:35

The daily smoking of crack cocaine increases the risk of spreading HIV, according to a Canadian study published on Monday. The researchers did a nine-year study which analyzed the connection between drug use and HIV in Vancouver's extremely poor Downtown Eastside, one of Canada's most notoriously drug infested neighborhoods. They said the findings show the need to implement new efforts to help drug addicts, like opening "safe inhalation rooms." The study, published in the Canadian Medical...

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2009-10-06 06:20:00

In the first successful study of a vaccination approach to treating drug addiction, a vaccine that uses the immune system to help block the euphoric effects of cocaine had a promising effect among 38 percent of subjects who received it, according to a Baylor College of Medicine researcher who headed the study. While the shots did not have a perfect effect, the researchers believe the small success is promising enough to indicate that the new vaccine approach could be widely used to treat...

2009-08-29 13:32:22

Foul play is not suspected in the recent death of disc jockey DJ AM at his New York apartment, a police spokesman says. The New York Times said the body of DJ AM, whose real names was Adam Goldstein, was found in his Soho apartment on late Friday afternoon by emergency officials responding to a 911 call from a concerned friend. An unidentified official said a crack cocaine pipe and unspecified prescription drugs were found near Goldstein's body. Goldstein admitted in a 2007 interview that he...

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2009-08-17 10:55:00

Trace amounts of cocaine can be found in up to 90 percent of all paper currency in the US, according to a new study. Yuegang Zuo, of the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, presented his team's findings to the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society on Sunday. Zuo and his colleagues conducted chemical analyses of bills from more than 30 cities in five countries, including the US, Canada, Brazil, China and Japan. The study showed that cocaine use appears to be rampant in parts...

2009-08-17 00:15:45

Cocaine is present in up to 90 percent of paper money in the United States and it may be related to the economic downturn, U.S. researchers said. Study leader Yuegang Zuo of the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth tested banknotes from more than 30 cities in five countries and found the United States and Canada had the highest contamination rates, with an average of between 85 percent and 90 percent. China and Japan had the lowest, between 12 percent and 20 percent contamination, Zuo...

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2009-06-11 06:40:00

According to a nationwide research study released on Wednesday, cocaine abuse in England rose significantly in the five years between 2003 and 2008.  Experts say the increase can be attributed to the substance's cheapness, availability and increased social acceptance. The study pointed to London, with an estimated 47,000 users, as the vital center of cocaine use in the UK. Surrounding regions, however, are beginning to catch up to the trend-setting capitol and the wave of use is quickly...

2009-05-29 05:00:00

Management will host Conference Call at 9:00 AM ET Today CORAL GABLES, Fla., May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq: CPRX) today announced top-line results from its U.S. Phase II clinical trial to treat cocaine addiction. The data from the trial showed that CPP-109 did not demonstrate statistical significance in the primary endpoint -- that a significantly larger proportion of CPP-109-treated subjects than placebo-treated subjects were cocaine-free...


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