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Abnormal Brain Structure Implicated in Stimulant Drug Addiction

last modified Feb 03, 2012 01:53 PM
Abnormalities in the brain may make some people more likely to become drug addicts is the conclusion of a major study conducted at the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre.

Lead by Karen Ersche,  and recently published in Science, the study combined diffusion and structural imaging to differences in the brains of addicts and their non-addicted brothers and sisters.

The study is attracting media interest as well as comment from leaders in the field.