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Students Offered Cocaine To Study Effects On Human Body
2013-02-24 07:45:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Students at one UK university will be using cocaine in the name of science — specifically, they will be participating in a clinical study to better understand how the substance impacts the human body. The research will be taking place at King´s College London, where hundreds of undergraduate students have received emails inviting them to participate in a study “involving nasal administration” of the Class A...

2013-02-13 23:00:43

Challenge of initial stop by North Carolina drug crimes defense attorney Patrick Roberts of Roberts Law Group, PLLC, leads to dismissal of drug trafficking charges. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 13, 2013 Raleigh criminal defense lawyer Patrick Roberts of Roberts Law Group, PLLC, in Raleigh, successfully argued for dismissal of drug charges after a routine traffic stop resulted in an illegal search of the defendant´s home. The client was facing up to 84 months in prison on cocaine...

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...

Oregon Wants To Make Cigarettes A Prescribed-Only Controlled Substance
2013-01-25 12:44:22

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Smoking in Oregon could become a lot more difficult if new proposed legislation becomes law. State legislator Mitch Greenlick has introduced a bill that would make nicotine a Schedule III controlled substance–putting the drug alongside popularly abused substances like anabolic steroids, ketamine, and Hydrocodone. Like other Schedule III substances, nicotine products, including chewing tobacco, nicotine patches and gums, would...

Social Isolation In Adolescence Can Lead To Addiction
2013-01-24 06:19:04

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Addiction is a serious disorder of the brain that is characterized by a chronic and compulsive need to take a substance, typically with an increase in dosage and frequency. Someone suffering from addiction will continue their behavior even in the face of negative consequences. The root cause of addiction is not specifically known, however. A new study out of the University of Texas at Austin (UT) may just point to one indicator of...

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...

Studying The Influence Of ADHD Medications
2012-11-10 11:07:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Some drugs used to treat ADHD could affect the brain's reward system, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered. The findings make it easier to understand how the medicine works and could ultimately lead to improvements in the development of and the dose determination associated with ADHD treatments, they report in the latest edition of the Journal of Neurophysiology. As part of the study, Jakob Kisbye...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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