NEW ORLEANS--Researchers at the Yerkes Primate Center of Emory University have synthesized a compound that shows promise as a medication for people addicted to cocaine and amphetamines. Currently there is no treatment to help the millions of Americans who abuse these drugs. In related cocaine studies, the scientists also discovered that food intake in animals is controlled at least in part by a new group of neuropeptides, which may be useful in developing treatments for eating disorders such as obesity and anorexia.
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