The way zebrafish respond to repeated exposure and withdrawal from nicotine mirrors more complex human responses during withdrawal.
By stimulating cold and nicotine receptors, researchers successfully improved metabolism in mice, helping them to lose weight. Further studies will investigate whether the same results can be achieved in humans.
A detailed 3D structure of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors could help pave the way to developing new treatments for nicotine addiction, researchers report.
Researchers have identified a genetic variant associated with an increased risk of nicotine dependence.
Researchers are developing a drug that enhances the function of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. The drug could have three different applications in relieving pain, slowing memory loss in aging people and as a smoking cessation medication.
Researchers have discovered a compound from marine snails that is able to block pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids.
Researchers have crystallized a protein that could hold the answer as to how nicotine addiction occurs in the brain.
Researchers have discovered blocking the B2 subunit of nicotinic receptors can prevent memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease.