Mechanism that reduces effect of cocaine on brain discovered

Posted by on May 20, 2016 2:05 am
Categories: health

A type of brain cell known as microglia plays a key role in reducing the effects of cocaine in the brain, according to a new major study. The discovery establishes for the first time that microglia can diminish the adverse changes to neural circuitry brought on by the chronic use of cocaine and has significant implications for developing an effective treatment for addiction.

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