Clinical sampling

Ferran Martin's eyedropper talks about clinical sampling

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Gambling addiction: myth or reality?

Interest in gambling disorder (pathological gambling) has been growing in both the clinical and scientific community. This has permitted a better understanding of the pathology and the design of potential therapeutic options.

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desenvolupament de medicaments per la FDA

Medications against drugs

Substance use disorder (SUD) is a significant public health concern. Unfortunately, there are few safe and effective medications to treat SUD and efficacy is suboptimal.

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alcohol

Towards recovery

The best treatments for alcohol dependence are currently those developed within multidisciplinary programmes, which include psychological, sociological, and medical dimensions. It is important to consider recovery as the culmination of a process of change.

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The other epidemics

Science has shown us that alcohol use disorder is a chronic and relapsing disease, but talking about it in our culture is still complicated.

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From crayfish to humans

As with other animal species such as crayfish, drugs activate our brain's reward system to induce a false signal announcing the arrival of a great benefit for our survival.

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Introduction: Willpower hijacked

Surely, we all know someone close to us who uses drugs. Consider, for example, tobacco or alcohol, or even marijuana. They may at some point have tried to stop using and, after somewhat longer or shorter periods of abstinence, have started using again. Not every drug

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side effects

Side effects

Ferran Martin's scientific cartoon talks about «side effects».

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espècies bioactives

Saving the pharmacy of the sea

Vulnerable species with bioactive potential must be protected because they are a potential source of molecules with pharmacological properties.

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Diet, drugs, and the brain

Foods that are rich in fats and sugars are pleasurable because they stimulate our reward circuits, the same circuits that are activated by drugs. In a context in which unhealthy diets and drug abuse are common from adolescence, it is important to investigate their consequences.

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