Foundation-funded Study Using New Technology Identifies New Targets for Treatment of Addiction

Garret D. Stuber, PhD.
Garret D. Stuber, PhD.

Using a combination of genetic engineering and laser technology, Garret D. Stuber, PhD, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Young Investigator and colleagues have discovered the role of connections between two critical brain regions, namely the amygdala and the nucleus accumbens, in controlling reward-seeking behaviors, such as drug addiction.

"Until now we didn't have the tools to directly study the connections between those regions," said Stuber.

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