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Addiction-Related Brain Areas Examined Across Species Explain Some Substance Use Disorders In Humans

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Using advanced genetic technologies to examine the nuclei of individual cells in areas of the human and mouse brain associated with reward and addiction, neuroscientists at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development discovered that the cell types are very similar across species. The finding means that previous studies that have been carried out with mouse models of reward and addiction can be re-interpreted to reveal more fundamental insight about human disorders. The study was published today online in the journal Neuron.