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Eliot Gardner Wins WCBR Pioneer Award

The Winter Conference on Brain Research (WCBR) has presented Eliot Gardner, Ph.D. of the NIDA IRP with the Pioneer Award for his lifetime of work in the field of neuropsychopharmacology. Dr. Gardner has attended WCBR for more than 50 years , participating in countless panels and workshops. He has also brought many of his students… [Read More]

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Cannabidiol: Not a Cure-All, but a Candidate for Coping With Cue-Induced Craving

Reviews To Read – February 2020. In this commentary, David Epstein evaluates a recent human-laboratory study that showed promising results for cannabidiol (CBD) as an anti-craving medication in people with recent histories of opioid use disorder (OUD). He emphasizes that people at different stages of opioid use or OUD have different needs, so potential treatments… [Read More]

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High-potency ligands for DREADD imaging and activation in rodents and monkeys.

Featured Paper of the Month – February 2020. Designer Receptors Exclusively Activated by Designer Drugs (DREADDs) are a popular chemogenetic technology for manipulation of neuronal activity in uninstrumented awake animals with potential for human applications as well. The prototypical DREADD agonist clozapine N-oxide (CNO) lacks brain entry and converts to clozapine, making it difficult to apply in… [Read More]

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