COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Cocaine will be doled out on the
campus of Texas A&M University to try to get the subjects addicted.
The effort to get rats hooked is part of a five-year study on cocaine damage to brains.
Barry Setlow, a professor in A&M's Department of Psychology, recently received a $1.4 million federal grant.
The Bryan-College Station Eagle reported Thursday that Setlow hopes the research on rats will lead to a greater understanding of drug addiction, relapses and treatment.
Setlow secure the cocaine from the federal government, which he says buys it from a company that produces controlled substances for research.
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