Science Daily reports on a newly discovered neural pathway that can regulate changes made in the brain due to cocaine use. This neural pathway may be able to provide new insight into the molecular basis of cocaine addiction. A new study found that by manipulating the activity of specific receptors in the brain researchers were able to increase or decrease cocaine-taking and relapse behavior. Having a greater understanding of this critical pathway will help researchers pursue new directions in possible pharmacological and gene therapies to prevent drug relapses. To read this article in its entirety, click here.