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Marquette gets $1.4M to study cocaine addiction


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Researchers at Marquette University have a $1.4 million grant to study treatment for cocaine addiction.

The Milwaukee scientists are trying to develop chemicals that can be used to break a cocaine addiction.

According to the research team, people who use cocaine casually become addicted when something changes chemically in the brain. The scientists hope to understand what's changing, and see whether drugs can be developed that interfere with the addiction process.

The Marquette researchers will collaborate with scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the Stanford Research Institute.

The two-year grant announced Monday comes from the National Institutes of Health.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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