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Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have zeroed in on a set of neurons in the part of the brain that controls hunger, and found that these neurons are not only associated with overeating, but also linked to non-food associated behaviors, like novelty-seeking and drug addiction.
A single-dose vaccine capable of providing immunity against the effects of cocaine offers a novel and groundbreaking strategy for treating cocaine addiction is described in an article published Instant Online in Human Gene Therapy.
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.
Since "zombie attacker" Rudy Eugene made headlines over the memorial day weekend, lawmakers in Canada are now trying to ban the drug that led a man to chew another man's face off.
Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have shown that while a type of "good" fat found in the body can be activated by cold temperatures, it is not able to be activated by the drug ephedrine.
Genetics can help determine whether a person is likely to quit smoking on his or her own or need medication to improve the chances of success.
Athletes and gym-goers beware: a new study shows that DMAA, a stimulant found in many nutritional and sports supplements, does not come from natural substances and is made of synthetic compounds.