Miami, Florida (PRWEB) September 19, 2013
In an article by Medical News Today (8/9) titled, Western University scientists discover a novel opiate addiction switch in the brain, neuroscientists at Western University (London, Canada) have discovered how the brain's molecular process, which includes reward memories, triggers drug cravings in individuals addicted to opiates. The results of this study can be read in the September 11 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience.
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According to Western University scientists discover a novel opiate addiction switch in the brain, The Addiction Research Group was led by Steven Laviolette of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Using rodents as a model, the team identified an area of the brain called the basolateral amygdala, which is related to the types of memories that can affect opiate addiction.
"These findings will shed important new light on how the brain is altered by opiate drugs and provide exciting new targets for the development of novel pharmacotherapeutic treatments for individuals suffering from chronic opiate addiction," says Laviolette, an associate professor in the Departments of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Psychiatry, and Psychology.
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