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FDA Study Halted After Jane Goodall Objects

By Bob Grant | September 26, 2017

The primatologist had written to the agency that the trial, which involved observing the effects of nicotine addiction in squirrel monkeys, was “cruel and unnecessary.”

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image: Christie Fowler: Addicted to Research

Christie Fowler: Addicted to Research

By Kerry Grens | January 1, 2016

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior University of California, Irvine. Age: 39

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Really Bad Breath

By Abby Olena | January 3, 2014

Tobacco hornworms release puffs of nicotine that deter some predators.

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image: Brain’s Nicotine Center Found

Brain’s Nicotine Center Found

By Bob Grant | November 15, 2013

Researchers pinpoint the interpeduncular nucleus as the home of nicotine withdrawal, suggesting that treatments targeted to region may aid smoking cessation.

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Dangers of Second-Generation Smoke

By Beth Marie Mole | November 5, 2012

Nicotine leaves epigenetic marks on the rat genome that make offspring and grand-offspring more prone to asthma.  

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image: Nicotine Protects Against Parkinson’s?

Nicotine Protects Against Parkinson’s?

By Jef Akst | August 3, 2011

The addictive component of cigarettes saves dopamine neurons from a Parkinson's-like decline, providing a new avenue for potential treatment.

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