AB3 revised - methamphetamines for two weeks and examined...

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Christopher Ross Nov 9, 2011 WRA 110 Sec 742 Abstract 3 Word Count: 171 Swaminathan, Nikhil. "Can the Brain Be Rebooted to Stop Drug Addiction?: Scientific American." Scientific American, 10 Apr. 2008. Web. 08 Nov. 2011. <http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=can-the-brain-be- rebooted-to>. An Abstract about Rebooting the Brain to Stop Drug Addiction. In “Can the Brain Be Rebooted to Stop Drug Addiction?” a Scientific American article, Nikhil Swaminathan explains how scientists have recently found a “reset switch” area in the brain of the mice that is associated with habit-forming behavior. The author’s intended audience is the scientific community interested in the future treatments of drug addition. In the article scientists gave mice
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Unformatted text preview: methamphetamines for two weeks and examined them using a fluorescent tracer dye that displayed areas of suppressed activity in the striatum of the brain. Swaminathan explains that after the mice displayed suppressed levels of activity from withdrawal scientists then gave the mice another dose of methamphetamine and watched as it reset the brain’s neurotransmitters to pre-addictive levels. Nigel Bamford from the University of Washington School of Medicine also explains that “if similar changes occur in humans, it will indicate that an effective way to fight addiction may be to design therapies that target the affected area-the striatum, a forebrain region that controls movement but also has been linked to habit-forming behavior .”...
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