Addictions


Drug to treat alcohol addiction also helps with suppression of HIV

7 de June de 2018 | 1:00 pm
A medication commonly prescribed to treat alcohol use disorder also appears to help maintain or improve suppression of HIV among individuals at risk for...

A treatment with stem cells is effective against alcohol consumption disorders in rats

29 de March de 2018 | 1:00 pm
A research carried out by Chilean scientists shows that administering stem cells in rats is effective to combat disorders related to alcohol consumption. The...

A new vaccine protects against lethal doses of heroin in rats

24 de February de 2018 | 1:00 pm
A new study opens the door to optimism in the treatment of heroin addiction, a substance that killed thousands of Spaniards in the 1980s...

Mexican researchers find genes associated to suicide

10 de November de 2017 | 1:00 pm
Researchers at the National Institute of Genomic Medicine (INMEGEN) announced that they have discovered 636 genes that may be associated to suicide. Additionally, in...

Alcohol in Pregnancy Causes Undetectable Neuronal Changes in Offspring

19 de July de 2017 | 1:00 pm
Scientists at the Pompeu Fabra University have described the effects of binge drinking on pregnancy during the development of the nervous system. One episode...

People with Altered Circadian Rhythm Are More Prone to Develop Addictions

17 de April de 2017 | 1:00 pm
People whose circadian rhythm is altered are more likely to develop an addiction  —such as alcohol, drugs, or foods rich in carbohydrates— according to...

A Single Administration of an Hallucinogenic May Reverse Drug-Dependency and Inhibit Withdrawal Symptoms

16 de April de 2017 | 1:00 pm
A hallucinogenic can be used as therapeutic agent to reverse and prevent addictions, according to a study by the Mexican neurobiologist Hector Vargas-Perez, published...

Almost 70% of Heroin Addicts Suffer from an Associated Physiological Disease

27 de October de 2016 | 1:00 pm
A study performed at the Addictions and Dual Pathology section of the Department of Psychiatry at the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital and the Vall...

Researchers Develop a Method to Reduce Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms

13 de February de 2016 | 12:00 pm
A neural pathway responsible for withdrawal symptoms was found and suppressed by Stanford researchers in opiate-addicted mice. Opiates are drugs made of analgesic alkaloid...

A Newly Found Brain Mechanism Explains Nicotine Addiction

2 de February de 2016 | 12:00 pm
A neural mechanism crucial for the process of nicotine reward, which in turn is behind the addiction to this chemical, was discovered by researchers...
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