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Researchers discover why cocaine is so addictive

Mount Sinai researchers have discovered how cocaine corrupts the brain and becomes addictive. These findings -- the first to connect activation of specific neurons to alterations in cocaine reward -- were published in Science on Oct ...

dateOct 18, 2010 in Medical research
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Brain-behavior disconnect in cocaine addiction

(PhysOrg.com) -- Parts of the brain involved in monitoring behaviors and emotions show different levels of activity in cocaine users relative to non-drug users, even when both groups perform equally well on ...

dateMay 25, 2009 in Neuroscience
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How plants make cocaine

Cocaine is one of the most commonly used (and abused) drugs, but we have almost no modern information on how plants produce this complex alkaloid. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology ...

dateJun 06, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Senators target Internet narcotics

(AP) -- Two U.S. senators said Sunday they will ask federal authorities to crack down on a secretive narcotics market operated on the Internet with anonymous sales and untraceable currency.

dateJun 05, 2011 in Internet
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Cocaine-related deaths rise in warm weather

Researchers in the United States have discovered that accidental overdose deaths involving cocaine rise when the average weekly ambient temperature passes 24 degrees Celsius (75 degrees Fahrenheit).

dateMar 02, 2010 in Other
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