In rats that can’t control glutamate, cocaine is less rewarding, staving off relapse

Posted by - July 11, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteRats missing a neuroreceptor that controls the release of the neurotransmitter glutamate are less amenable to the rewarding effects of cocaine, increasing their chance of kicking the habit once addicted, researchers find. Their work suggests that the receptor, which protects nerve cells from fatal inundation by excess glutamate,

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Consumption of 'cannibal drug' in adolescence has prejudicial effects on adulthood

Posted by - March 22, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteConsumption of the synthetic drug MDPV -a powerful psychostimulant known as ‘cannibal drug’- in adolescence, can increase vulnerability of cocaine addiction during adulthood, according to a study carried out with laboratory animals and led by the researchers Elena Escubedo, from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences and

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