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Cocaine use while pregnant may cause ADHD
ITHACA, N.Y. -- A connection between cocaine
use during pregnancy and attention dysfunction in ...ucky. The study finds that rat fetuses exposed to cocaine
levels comparable to daily recreational use in humans show lasting dysfunction specifically in the a...
Recreational use of cocaine promotes blood clots
...icroaggregates in humans Even occasional use of cocaine
promotes the formation of blood clots, shows a stu...of a placebo. None of the volunteers had ever used cocaine
before. Compared with the placebo, cocaine
slightly increased heart rate and blood pressure. But che...
Younger people are at greater risk for alcohol problems
... You can't become an alcoholic, a heroin addict, a cocaine
addict, or addicted to cigarettes unless you use that substance a significant amount. The earlier you start, the more exposure you have to the drug. Second, there are problem-behavior children. They have what we call conduct disorder; these are th...
How alcohol use during pregnancy can lead to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Prenatal alcohol, cocaine
and lead exposure can lead to attention deficit di...ople to understand that not only alcohol exposure, cocaine
exposure, and even lead exposure in the early stages can decrease the activity of dopamine neurons. ...
Scientists identify brain chemicals involved in 'switching on' cocaine addiction
...scientists seeking to understand the mechanisms of cocaine
addiction. "It seems that prolonged drug u... forseveral years that prolonged administration of cocaine
or other drugs of abuseincreases the production of this protein in the nucleus accumbens, an areaimp...
Chemistry of alcoholism, vitamin C and stress addiction antibodies, futurefoods, preventing brain cell death, children's environmental health risks
...treatments will be explored, including: - Stopping cocaine
from reaching its target, the central nervous system, byusing the immune system to create specific antibodies against the drug'saddictive properties and reduce the effects of overdoses. Currently, no proven medication exists to treat cocainead...
Chemists hold national meeting August 22-26
...ew approaches to treating addictions - alcoholism, cocaine
and other drugaddictions Environmental issues in the Gulf Coast region Food in the next Millennium - How chemistry is improving food Antibiotic resistance: Vancomycin and beyond -progress in developing drugs tocombat antimicrobial resistance Ne...
Response to cocaine linked to biological clock genes
...abling the potential development of drugs to treat cocaine
addiction,this research holds out the prospect tha...y occurring molecules, as the likelyperpetrator of cocaine
sensitization in fruit flies. Researchers studying drug addiction or circadian rhythms yearn to unde...
Scientists uncover molecular changes underlying amphetamine and antidepressant action
...depressants likeProzac and is a site of action for cocaine
and amphetamines. Vanderbilt University Medical Ce... block transporter activity -- antidepressants and cocaine
-- preventserotonin from sustaining the transporter at the cell surface. This is a verydifferent ac...
Chemists hold national meeting August 22-26 in New Orleans
...pproaches to treating addictions - alcoholism, cocaine
and other drugaddictions Environmental issues in the Gulf Coast region Food in the next Millennium - How chemistry is improving food Antibiotic resistance: Vancomycin and beyond -progress in developing drugsto combat antimicrobial resistance ...
Researchers Develop New Treatment For Hepatitis B And C As Nation Anticipates Surge In Number Of Cases
...ng intravenous drugs orsharing straws for inhaling cocaine
- is comparatively less for hepatitis B thanfor hepatitis C. Also, while today's blood supply is safe, hepatitis C transmission could haveoccurred though blood transfusions performed before 1992; hepatitis Btransmission may be linked to blood transfu...
Coffee Without Addiction, Possible New Treatment For Osteoporosis, Wrinkle-Free Cotton, And More
... and offering the potential fora new treatment for cocaine
addiction. New Chemicals Could Lead to Bone Growth Pill: New chemicals will be reportedthat, if successful, could be the first osteoporosis treatment to stimulate newbone growth rather than simply retard bone loss. The treatment is showingpositive...
Pediatric Academic Societies Report Progress In Children's Health
...e same as a group ofbabies who were not exposed to cocaine
in utero. Behnke is an associateprofessor of pediatrics. School-based intervention helps reduce obesity in childrenFor the first time, a school-based health behavior intervention program has beenshown to reduce obesity in children. The intervention,...
Yerkes Primate Research Center Of Emory University Reseachers Find Hunger Regulated By Novel Neurotransmitter
...feeding was found during studies on the effects of cocaine
on thebrain. Yerkes neuroscientist Pastor Couceyro...RNA increased in a specific area of the brain when cocaine
was administered.. "We tested the CART peptide to see if it could be an agent responsible for loss ...
Fruit Flies May Shed Light On Cocaine Addiction
...may help scientists unravel the molecular basis of cocaine
addiction in people. It may also lay the foundatio... Drosophila brain andnervous system in response to cocaine
are probably very similar to those thatoccur in the human brain. This gives us a new tool to learn ...
Imaging Studies Illuminate Brain's Response To Cocaine
...roader range ofbrain structures is involved in the cocaine
"rush" than previously suspected andthat the role ...udy. Much current understanding of how drugs like cocaine
affect the brain has comefrom animal studies that correlated brain activity with observed behaviors,...
OHSU Scientists Discover Mice Lacking Dopamine Receptor Are Supersensitive To Alcohol, Cocaine And Methamphetamine
...l messenger dopamine aresupersensitive to alcohol, cocaine
and methamphetamine. Their findings appearin the September 19, 1997, issue of the journal Cell and detail the increasedlocomotor activity of mice who lack the D4 receptor. "Branching nerve cells communicate with each other by secreting chemicalmes...
Gene-Altered Mouse May Provide New Insights To Parkinson's Disease, Substance Abuse And Schizophrenia
...urs, it may cause the temporary "high" perceivedby cocaine
or amphetamine addicts or the permanent and severe...addictive substances such asalcohol, nicotine, and cocaine
may exert their influence on many differentareas of the brain, Caron said. Additional background: ...
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