Temple gets NIH grant to develop therapy for cocaine addiction

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Researchers at Temple University have received a $1.77 million federal grant to study a drug they believe could help curb cravings in people addicted to cocaine.

The grant, from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, will fund studies of clavulanic acid, a drug that’s been shown in animal studies at Temple to act on the neurotransmitter glutamate, which has been linked with addictive behavior. Researchers at Temple now plan to begin studies in humans.”

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