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OHSU lab finds meth receptor that could lead to therapy

...eth’s adverse health effects as well as reduce the craving that drives its abuse. Working in the recently ... new pharmaceuticals that reduce dependence on and craving for methamphetamine." The study is published in the April edition of the Journal of Pharmacology ...

Hopkins researchers discover how brain protein might control memory

...remembers that former association and suddenly the craving returns. These types of long-term associations are... that are better forgotten, such as that cigarette craving while sitting in a bar, a better understanding of how these memories form promises hope that there m...

Smoking changes brain chemistry

...s involved in mediating conditioned reinforcement, craving and relapsing behavior in addiction," said study co-author Christian G. Schütz, M.D., M.P.H., from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Bonn. "Lower NAA levels have been implicated as indicators of neuronal or axonal dysfunction." Red...

Blood test predicts success of quitting smoking using the nicotine patch

...otine, which was associated with higher amounts of craving and greater difficulty in quitting cigarettes using the nicotine patch. The smokers who participated in the study quit smoking and started using either the patch or the nicotine nasal spray for eight weeks. Measurements of carbon monoxide levels in ...

Team discovers possible 'universal strategy' to combat addiction

...reward process ?including the process that induces craving and withdrawal. The study, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, looked at nicotine and THC (the active ingredient in marijuana). However, Zhang says the results could also ho...

How the brain learns to become addicted

...ain that appears to trigger the brain to "learn" a craving for cocaine. Their finding could offer an importan...tor that the animals are experiencing an increased craving for the drug. Importantly, when the researchers "microinjected" directly into the VTA region of ani...

Grabbing addiction by the tail

...ated sniffing, licking, and grooming, indicating a craving for the drug. Such behavior parallels the compulsive thought patterns that people addicted to drugs experience, said Anthony Phillips, Wang's colleague at the University of British Columbia and a co-author of the article. After keeping the rats dru...

Brain Scan Study of Smokers Reveals Signature of Craving

... asked participants to rate the intensity of their craving for cigarettes. The researchers scanned the subjects' brains using functional magnetic resonance imaging, in which harmless magnetic fields and radio waves are used to produce images depicting blood flow in brain regions. That blood flow reflects bra...

Controversial drug shown to act on brain protein to cut alcohol use

...firsttime, confirming its ability to block alcohol craving in rodents, andclarifying how it works in the brai...with itsability to reverse withdrawal symptoms and craving for alcohol andvarious drugs of abuse. It has been used outside of the U.S. to treataddiction by Ame...

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