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Study Points To Potential Strategy For Erasing Memory Of Addiction

(7/1/2013)

Study Points To Potential Strategy For Erasing Memory Of Addiction
Medical News Today
June 27, 2013

A new study by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UC San Francisco offers encouraging findings that researchers hope may one day lead to a treatment option for people who suffer from alcohol abuse disorders and other addictions.  In the study, conducted in rats, the UCSF researchers were able to identify and deactivate a brain pathway linked to the memories that cause cravings for alcohol, thus preventing the animals from seeking alcohol and drinking it, the equivalent of relapse.

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Keywords: study, strategy, erasing, memory, addiction



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