Cocaine Use Linked to New Brain Structures
Cocaine Use Linked to New Brain Structures: Possible Mechanism for Drug-Seeking Behavior in Humans Identified
August 26, 2013
Mice given cocaine showed rapid growth in new brain structures associated with learning and memory, according to a research team from the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UC San Francisco. The findings suggest a way in which drug use may lead to drug-seeking behavior that fosters continued drug use, according to the scientists.
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Keywords: cocaine, brain, structures, mechanism, behavior, humans