Scientists Find New Brain Mechanism That Could Help Manage Substance Abuse

Chris K

Chris K

Chris K
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A new study, based on cocaine-seeking in rats, discovered that inhibiting certain acetylcholine receptors made it more difficult to resist cocaine-seeking urges. These receptors are located in the lateral habenula (LHb), a region of the brain that balances reward and aversion. The study was carried out by the National Institutes of Health under the National Institute ...

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