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UTSA neuroscientist receives $1.8 million grant to support dopamine research

UTSA neuroscientist receives $1.8 million grant to support dopamine research

(University of Texas at San Antonio) Carlos Paladini, UTSA associate professor of neuroscience, has received a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to take a closer look at dopamine bursts in the brain. Paladini, who has done extensive research on methods to treat drug addiction by manipulating dopamine levels, hopes that this new undertaking could help people afflicted by cli
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Pharmacological treats for SUMO addicts

Publication date: Available online 24 January 2016 Source:Pharmacological Research Author(s): Marco P. Licciardello, Stefan Kubicek Non-oncogene addiction exploits cancer vulnerabilities resulting from altered cellular signaling pathways in response to oncogenic mutations that are not directly druggable. In this perspective, we address recent findings showing how the SUMOylation cascade provid
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Usability of the Massachusetts Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in the Emergency Department: A Mixed Methods Study

ConclusionsThe complicated processes of gaining access to, logging in, and using the MA PDMP are barriers to preventing its more frequent use. All states should evaluate the PDMP usability in multiple practice settings including the ED, and work to improve provider enrollment, login procedures, patient information input, prescription data display, and ultimately, PDMP data integration into EMRs.Th
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Psychiatric Distress, Drug Use, and HIV Viral Load Suppression in Russia

Abstract
To explore the influence of psychiatric distress and substance use on viral load suppression in HIV-infected patients taking ART we analyzed socio-demographic characteristics, CD4+ cells count and viral loads, the Symptom Check List-90 and the Addiction Severity Index of 75 patients who had taken ART for at least 6 month. Using viral load data as the marker of ART success, we di
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Sleep changes in smokers before, during and 3 months after nicotine withdrawal

Article first published online: 25 JAN 2016 DOI: 10.1111/adb.12335 © 2015 Society for the Study of Addiction (2015 ) Sleep changes in smokers before, during and 3 months after nicotine withdrawal . Addiction Biology , 20 : 1056 . doi: 10.1111/adb.12335….
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