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Cocaine and the brain: identifying targets for addiction therapies

There are currently no licenced pharmaceuticals to treat cocaine addiction.…

16 September 2020 | By

There are currently no licenced pharmaceuticals to treat cocaine addiction. To overcome this issue, US researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have been exploring how cocaine alters transcription in the nucleus accumbens, a region of the brain implicated in compulsive drug use. Here, Hannah Balfour discusses with Dr…