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August 22, 2017

Variation in the Gene for the μ-Opioid Receptor May Influence Responses to Methadone

A single nucleotide polymorphism in the messenger RNA of the µ-opioid receptor gene was associated with patients’ responses to methadone treatment for opioid dependence. Source: News […]
August 1, 2017

Why Females Are More Sensitive to Cocaine

New research demonstrates that the hormone estradiol is responsible for females’ increased sensitivity to stimulant drugs. Source: News feed
May 25, 2017

Researchers Speak: The ABCD Study

In this video, Dr. Terry Jernigan describes the purpose and goals of the Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. Source: News feed
April 14, 2017

Nonmedical Opioid and Heroin Use Among High School Seniors

This study analyzed the use of use of nonmedical opioids and heroin use among 68,000 high-school seniors participating in the NIDA-funded Monitoring the Future Study between […]
April 5, 2017

Addressing America’s Fentanyl Crisis

Every day, 91 Americans fatally overdose on an opioid drug. It may be a prescription analgesic or heroin but increasingly it is likely to be heroin’s […]
April 4, 2017

NIDA announces recipients of 2017 Avant-Garde Awards for HIV/AIDS research

Source: News feed