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Mount Sinai researchers find mechanism of opiate addiction is completely different from other drugs

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( The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine ) Chronic morphine exposure has the opposite effect on the brain compared to cocaine in mice, providing new insight into the basis of opiate addiction, according to Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers. They found that a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which is increased in cocaine addiction, is inhibited in …

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