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5 Questions: Robert Malenka on Ecstasy research

In a Q&A, the neuroscientist discusses the reasons for continued basic and clinical research on an illegal drug scientists call 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or ...

The Medical Minute: The dangerous allure of performance-enhancing drugs

Imagine you dedicate your whole life to becoming the best in your chosen sport. You put in the work, make big sacrifices ...

Anti-Cocaine Vaccine Approved for Clinical Study in Humans

Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Investigators Are Enrolling Subjects for a Phase I Clinical Trial to Establish Safety, Proper Dosing and Preliminary Efficacy ... Full story

Ability to quit smoking differs by race

ANN ARBOR—When it comes to quitting smoking, older African-Americans and Latinos have an edge over whites, according to a University of Michigan researcher and colleagues. ... Full story

Drink-seeking rats provide sobering look into genetics of alcoholism

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Alcohol-craving rats have provided researchers with a detailed look into the complicated genetic underpinnings of alcoholism. ... Full story

UTA researchers study how fluctuating hormones affect female vulnerability to cocaine addiction

Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington are studying how fluctuating estrogen levels make females increasingly sensitive to the rewarding effects of cocaine and ultimately, vulnerable to cocaine addiction. ... Full story

Flexible Wearable Electronic Skin Patch Offers New Way to Monitor Alcohol Levels

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a flexible wearable sensor that can accurately measure a person’s blood alcohol level from sweat ... Full story

A protein is found to regulate cocaine-craving after withdrawal

Preclinical finding sheds light on how cocaine rewires the brain even after withdrawal, suggesting a potential therapeutic target ... Full story

Teens who misuse pain meds are more likely to abuse drugs as adults

ANN ARBOR—A new University of Michigan study about substance abuse confirms why parents should properly dispose of leftover prescription opioids. ... Full story

The Opiate Epidemic: Rutgers Program Plays Role Fighting Escalating Health Crisis

Summer School of Addiction Studies has been educating addiction and behavioral health professionals for nearly 75 years ... Full story

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