Florence Allain and Ellie-Anna Minogianis, two PhD students in the laboratory of Dre Anne-Noël Samaha, publish an article in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. Authors explain that drug addiction can be promoted when drugs of abuse reach the brain quickly and intermittently. The review is the subject of an article in the University of Montréal’s newspaper, Le Forum, entitled: Diminuer le risque de devenir toxicomane en misant sur une consommation intelligente.
Cynthia El Hage, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr Anne-Noël Samaha laboratory, publishes an article in Neuropharmacology. This study shows that chronic exposure to the antipsychotic haloperidol changes the function of the nucleus accumbens, a region that is part of the brain’s reward circuit. EL HAGE, C., BEDARD, A. M. & SAMAHA, A. N. 2015. Antipsychotic treatment leading to dopamine supersensitivity persistently alters nucleus accumbens function. Neuropharmacology.