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Scientific prove of the Beast?

Old 03-16-2013, 03:45 AM
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Scientific prove of the Beast?

An interesting study yesterday on Medicalexpress.

Discovery could yield treatment for cocaine addicts

Some interesting quotes:

"Scientists have discovered a molecular process in the brain triggered by cocaine use that could provide a target for treatments to prevent or reverse addiction to the drug.

Reporting in the Journal of Neuroscience, Michigan State University neuroscientist A.J. Robison and colleagues say cocaine alters the nucleus accumbens Nucleus accumbens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, the brain's pleasure center that responds to stimuli such as food, sex and drugs.

The researchers found that cocaine causes cells in the nucleus accumbens to boost production of two proteins, one associated with addiction and the other related to learning. The proteins have a reciprocal relationship—they increase each other's production and stability in the cells—so the result is a snowball effect that Robison calls a feed-forward loop."

Could the AV or the Beast just be a mutation of the nucleus accumbens, our pleasure center of the brain?
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