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Who gets hooked on drugs & who stays clean? Study in rats finds genetic markers that influence addiction
Differences in vulnerability to cocaine addiction and relapse linked to both inherited traits and epigenetics, U-M researchers find ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Why does one person who tries cocaine get addicted, while another might use it and then leave it alone? Why do some people who kick a drug habit manage to stay clean, while others relapse? And why do
Long-lasting effect of motivational interviews in reducing risky opioid use ANN ARBOR, Mich. — As America battles an epidemic of deaths from misused pain pills, a new study suggests an inexpensive way to cut risky use of these drugs by people who have a high chance of overdosing. And it could happen
Dominic Pangborn designs scarves and ties that draw attention to Prechter bipolar disorder research teams’ advances ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Dominic Pangborn’s artwork is always changing. He’s fearless in his approach, which is never the same twice. Over his decades-long career, the designer
Brain imaging to measure development of a child’s brain networks may help predict who’s at risk ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Want to know if your child’s height and weight are on track? Check the growth chart that the doctor gives you after each yearly checkup.
Blacks’ answers to standard screening questions may not reveal risk as well ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Depression can strike anyone, taking a toll on mental and physical health, friendships, work and studies. But figuring out who’s at risk for it is still a murky task.
Careful study in veterans looks at accidental death by prescription painkillers ANN ARBOR, Mich. — When it comes to prescription painkillers, the difference between controlling pain and dying from an overdose may come down to how strong a prescription the doctor wrote, according to a new study in veterans. And
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The scars of childhood abuse and neglect affect adults’ brains for decades to come – including their ability to process and act on information both quickly and accurately, new research suggests. The
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — If you think your life is stressful, try being a new doctor. The first year after medical school, called internship, means round-the-clock hours, low rank, constant demands from patients
ANN ARBOR—African-American youth whose anxiety levels are elevated by the everyday struggles they encounter will overproduce the stress hormone cortisol into adulthood, according to new research by the University of Michigan. Researchers