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Molecular Fingerprint Identified For Cocaine Addiction

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December 28, 2000
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Yerkes Primate Research Center
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Researchers led by Dr. Scott Hemby, Ph.D., of the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center at Emory University have identified more than 400 human genes that are affected by long-term cocaine abuse. The discovery, reported at the Society for Neuroscience's annual meeting in New Orleans in November, represents the first molecular profile, or fingerprint, for human drug addiction and ultimately could lead to new treatments for addiction.

ATLANTA -- (December 4, 2000) -- Researchers led by Dr. Scott Hemby, Ph.D., of the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center at Emory University have identified more than 400 human genes that are affected by long-term cocaine abuse. The discovery, reported at the Society for Neuroscience's annual meeting in New Orleans in November, represents the first molecular profile, or fingerprint, for human drug addiction and ultimately could lead to new treatments for addiction.


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