Distinctive Gene Expression In Brains Of Relapsing Heroin-addicted Rats

Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 02:35 in Biology & Nature

A group of genes whose expression is significantly altered following exposure to drug paraphernalia after an enforced "cold-turkey" period have been identified. Researchers studied gene expression in the brains of heroin-addicted rats, identifying those genes that may be involved in precipitating a relapse.

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