Biologists from the United States successfully tested the first cure for alcoholism
MOSCOW, may 4 — RIA Novosti. Molecular biologists from the University of Texas created and tested in the first experimental cure for alcoholism, a fully otuchivshis rats and worms from craving for alcohol, according to a paper published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology.
“There are other experimental treatments for alcoholism, but all of them operate on a person weak and have serious side effects. Our substance, JVW-1034 affects another chain of neurons and therefore it has such drawbacks,” explains James (James Sahn) from the University of Texas at Austin (USA).
In recent years, scientists have found that alcoholism is developing not for the “weak of will” or any other problems with the nature of man, and due to the presence of certain mutations in the genes responsible for the processing of ethanol and certain parts of the “pleasure center” and other brain regions associated with self-control and impulsive behavior.
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Such discoveries have rekindled the interest of physicians to create medications that would have “corrected” the work of these sections of DNA and associated proteins and brain regions, and would help alcoholics get rid of the addiction, or prevent its development.
San and his colleagues have taken the first step to creating such a drug, by studying how the nervous system in General terms, not only in the development of alcoholism and other forms of addiction.