New study findings published in an advance, online issue of the journal Nature, show promise for altering the addictive nature of nicotine in our brains.
Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute in Florida have identified a tract of the brain that controls craving. By altering the levels of a certain subunit, they found they can “alter the drive to obtain nicotine”.
This exciting new information has launched new research by Scripps, now in collaboration with scientists at the University of Pennsylvania, to develop new drugs to reduce the powerful urge for nicotine originating in our brains. That’s welcome news for millions of craving sufferers!
The full story is available to the public without a subscription to the journal “Nature” (however that costs $32). A condensed, free summary, can be found here, at Physorg.com http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-scientists-reveal-key-mechanism-nicotine.html
Hopefully we’ll all hear more about this soon. This could have a huge impact!