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UBC Scientists Engineer Mice That Can't Get Addicted To Cocaine

Scientists at the University of British Columbia have genetically engineered mice that can’t be tempted by cocaine, or get addicted to it. The mice were created to have higher levels of a protein called cadherin, which helps strengthen synapses between neurons in the brain. Learning, or recalling memories, requires strong synapses. So to become addicted… Read More »