NIH researchers identify pathway that may protect against cocaine addiction

A study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health gives insight into changes in the reward circuitry of the brain that may provide resistance against cocaine addiction. Scientists found that strengthening signaling along a neural pathway that runs through the nucleus accumbens ā€” a region of the brain involved in motivation, pleasure, and addiction ā€” can reduce cocaine-seeking behavior in mice.

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