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Drugs to treat cocaine abuse?

The authors of a new study in Biological Psychiatry explore pharmacological strategies for reducing cocaine self-administration in animals that may have implications for treating cocaine dependence in humans.

dateAug 10, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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MicroRNAs play a role in cocaine addiction

MicroRNAs, already linked to cancer, heart disease and mental disorders such as schizophrenia, may also be involved in addiction. A team of Rockefeller University neuroscientists has shown that a protein that plays a crucial ...

dateJul 27, 2010 in Medical research
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Tuning cocaine addiction

small bits of genetic material that influence gene expression - reduces the urge for a cocaine fix in mice, according to a paper published online on July 19 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.

dateJul 19, 2010 in Medical research
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Smoking mind over smoking matter

Nicotine patches and gum are common -- and often ineffective -- ways of fighting cigarette cravings, as most smokers have discovered. Now a new study from Tel Aviv University shows why they're ineffective, and may provide ...

dateJul 13, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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