Gene-Edited Skin Patch Prevents Cocaine Overdose in Mice
Gene-Edited Skin Patch Prevents Cocaine Overdose in Mice
With a built-in supply of a powerful cocaine-chomping enzyme, the transplant might also curb addiction.
Gene-Edited Skin Patch Prevents Cocaine Overdose in Mice
Gene-Edited Skin Patch Prevents Cocaine Overdose in Mice

With a built-in supply of a powerful cocaine-chomping enzyme, the transplant might also curb addiction.

With a built-in supply of a powerful cocaine-chomping enzyme, the transplant might also curb addiction.

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Cocaine Induces Neuronal Autophagy
Cocaine Induces Neuronal Autophagy
Jef Akst | Jan 19, 2016
A new study supports the idea that cocaine triggers brain cells to eat themselves and suggests a possible antidote.
Toward a Cocaine Vaccine
Toward a Cocaine Vaccine
Jef Akst | Jan 22, 2015
A modified bacterial protein elicits a robust immune response against a cocaine-linked molecule in mice.
Suppressing Drug-Seeking Behaviors
Suppressing Drug-Seeking Behaviors
Abby Olena | Nov 24, 2013
Augmenting the action of a glutamate receptor in the brains of addicted rats helps prevent them from seeking cocaine during withdrawal, a study shows.
The Epigenetics of Drug Abuse
The Epigenetics of Drug Abuse
Jef Akst | Nov 11, 2013
At the Society for Neuroscience conference, researchers present results linking the epigenome to heroin and cocaine addiction.
Week in Review: August 12–16
Week in Review: August 12–16
Tracy Vence | Aug 16, 2013
Engineered immune cells attack tumors; a mouth microbe that can cause cancer; HIV may heighten cocaine’s high; craving high-fat foods
Inca Children Got High Before Death
Inca Children Got High Before Death
Chris Palmer | Jul 29, 2013
Evidence from mummified remains of three children discovered atop an Argentinian volcano suggests they were drunk and stoned for a year leading up to their ritual sacrifice.
Inherited Resistance to Cocaine
Inherited Resistance to Cocaine
Ed Yong | Dec 17, 2012
Cocaine-using rat fathers pass epigenetic changes on to their sons that make them resistant to coke addiction.
An Antidote for Cocaine Overdose?
Cristina Luiggi | Apr 19, 2012
A novel antibody with a powerful affinity for cocaine shows promise in reversing the deadly effects of an overdose.
Reversing Cocaine’s Effects with Light
Ruth Williams | Dec 7, 2011
Researchers use optogenetics to reverse drug-induced brain and behavioral changes.