Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Heroin addiction, a thing of the past (Or Just Heroin?)?

New Scientist:

Scientists have not only identified a critical gene involved in heroin addiction relapse, but they have also successfully blocked it, eliminating cravings for the drug.

The study was conducted on heroin-addicted rats. But the researchers now think that, within a few years, better treatments will become available to human heroin users ...

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