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Recent News and Articles Relating to Drug Abuse by Medical News Today


Recent News and Articles by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

  • Dr. Jack Stein appointed NIDA Chief of Staff March 20, 2019
    Jack B. Stein, Ph.D. Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), has appointed Jack B. Stein, Ph.D., to be the NIDA Chief of Staff, a newly created position to support and assist the Director with coordination and strategic planning of key institute initiatives....
  • Opioid Overdose Reversal News: FDA-approved naloxone devices produce substantially higher blood levels of naloxone than improvised nasal spray March 15, 2019
    Naloxone is a potentially life-saving drug commonly used to reverse opioid overdoses and can be injected as a liquid or delivered as a nasal spray. The fastest method of delivery is through an intravenous (IV) dose, but many first responders, police, families or friends are not well equipped...
  • Serotonin Unexpectedly Regulates Expression of Brain Genes March 13, 2019
    The brain chemical serotonin can regulate expression of genes within neurons in a very unexpected way, as described in a NIDA-funded paper just published in the journal Nature. It is all part of the marvel of DNA and how it works to form our individual biological maps. The mechanism...
  • New toolkit for genomic editing holds promise for addiction research February 19, 2019
    The scientific world has advanced immeasurably by the science of DNA and genetics. Manipulating gene expression to change the way that cells such as neurons function has helped scientists create very specific tools to use for understanding and developing treatments for human diseases. For human...
  • Monthly buprenorphine injections effective for opioid use disorders February 19, 2019
    A newly published study suggests the long-acting buprenorphine formulation BUP-XR is more effective than placebo in helping patients struggling with addiction to opioids. BUP-XR is a monthly extended-release injection. Source: Photo by ©iStock.com/ognianm Daily dose buprenorphine was...
  • Higher rates of NAS linked with economic conditions January 29, 2019
    ©iStock/brebca A NIDA-funded analysis of eight states showed a significant association between rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and poor economic conditions. NAS is a series of uncomfortable symptoms experienced by newborns suffering from opioid withdrawal after their mothers...
  • Cascade of Care model recommended for opioid crisis January 25, 2019
    Courtesy of NIDA A team of NIDA-funded scientists has offered a critical look at how to build an improved framework of care for the identification and treatment of people with opioid use disorder (OUD). Building upon the successful Cascade of Care model developed in 2017 to manage...
  • A whole new view of CB2 January 25, 2019
    The cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 are key components of the human endocannabinoid system, a biological network involved in regulating physiological and cognitive processes. NIDA-funded scientists have recently identified the crystal structure of the CB1 receptor and have some...
  • Scientists closer to finding inherited traits in addiction January 14, 2019
    A computer-generated strand of DNA on a black background. Courtesy of ©Shutterstock. Scientists have concluded that the risk of addiction is a complex combination of both genes and environmental influences. Despite advances in the science of genetics, it has been extremely difficult to...
  • Teens using vaping devices in record numbers December 17, 2018
    America’s teens report a dramatic increase in their use of vaping devices in just a single year, with 37.3 percent of 12th graders reporting “any vaping” in the past 12 months, compared to just 27.8 percent in 2017. These findings come from the 2018 Monitoring the Future (MTF)...

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