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Cocaine Use Linked to New Brain Structures

(8/26/2013)

Cocaine Use Linked to New Brain Structures: Possible Mechanism for Drug-Seeking Behavior in Humans Identified
Science Daily
August 26, 2013

Mice given cocaine showed rapid growth in new brain structures associated with learning and memory, according to a research team from the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UC San Francisco. The findings suggest a way in which drug use may lead to drug-seeking behavior that fosters continued drug use, according to the scientists.

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130825171724.htm


Keywords: cocaine, brain, structures, mechanism, behavior, humans



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