A drug that blocks the alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor may provide a new method for combating drug addiction relapse, researchers report.
Scientists reported successful preclinical tests in rats of a new vaccine against heroin addiction. The vaccine targets heroin and its psychoactive breakdown products in the bloodstream, blocking relapse.
Researchers reveal a new, promising therapeutic strategy for treating neuropathic pain.
A new study addresses the genetics behind why some people seem to be more resistant to addictions than others.
Researchers have successfully activated the brain's opioid receptors using optogenetics.