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Nicotine Withdrawal Traced to Very Specific Group of Brain Cells

(11/18/2013)

Nicotine Withdrawal Traced to Very Specific Group of Brain Cells
ScienceDaily
November 14, 2013

Nicotine withdrawal might take over your body, but it doesn't take over your brain. The symptoms of nicotine withdrawal are driven by a very specific group of neurons within a very specific brain region, according to a report in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, on November 14. Although caution is warranted, the researchers say, the findings in mice suggest that therapies directed at this group of neurons might one day help people quit smoking.

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131114122049.htm


Keywords: nicotine, withdrawal, brain, cells, effect, symptoms



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