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Cocaine addiction News (8 articles)

Anti-Cocaine Vaccine Described in Human Gene Therapy Journal

AAVrh.10-Mediated Expression of an Anti-Cocaine Antibody Mediates Persistent Passive Immunization That Suppresses Cocaine-Induced Behavior.New Rochelle, NY, June 18, 2012—A single-dose vaccine capable of providing immunity against the effects of cocaine offers a novel and groundbreaking...

Published on 18 June 2012, 04:07

Gray Matter in Brain’s Control Center Linked to Ability to Process Reward

Structure-function impairments observed in people addicted to cocaine.UPTON, NY — The more gray matter you have in the decision-making, thought-processing part of your brain, the better your ability to evaluate rewards and consequences. That may seem like an obvious conclusion, but a new...

Published on 29 November 2011, 08:07

Chemical system in brain behaves differently in cocaine addicts, UT Southwestern scientists find

DALLAS – UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a chemical system in the brain that reacts differently in cocaine addicts, findings that could result in new treatment options for individuals addicted to the drug.“We found that the amount of blood flow in areas of the...

Published on 11 August 2010, 06:48

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 role in the regulation of microRNAs, short stretches of RNA that...

Published on 28 July 2010, 06:02

NIH-Supported Finding on Cocaine Addiction: Tiny Molecule, Big Promise

Discovery could lead to better ways of predicting drug abuse risk and treating addictions.A specific and remarkably small fragment of RNA appears to protect rats against cocaine addiction—and may also protect humans, according to a recent study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse...

Published on 7 July 2010, 15:58

Cocaine Vaccine Early Trial Promising In Treating Addiction

HOUSTON -- (Oct. 5, 2009) -- A cocaine vaccine that recruits the immune system to help block the drug's euphoric effects proved effective in 38 percent of subjects who received the vaccine, said a Baylor College of Medicine researcher who led the study.A consortium of researchers began the...

Published on 5 October 2009, 15:32

Brain-Behavior Disconnect in Cocaine Addiction

Impaired ability to monitor behavior, emotions may underlie vulnerability to drugs; suggests new targets for treatment.UPTON, NY — 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...

Published on 25 May 2009, 17:28

Cocaine: Perceived as a reward by the brain?

Researchers at the MNI and the MUHC open up a new path for cocaine addiction research.Cocaine is one of the oldest drugs known to humans, and its abuse has become widespread since the end of the 19th century. At the same time, we know rather little about its effects on the human brain or the...

Published on 19 May 2009, 15:20