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US Scientists Visit Iceland’s Center of Addiction Medicine

A group of scientists from the US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) are currently in Iceland to explore a possible cooperation on research with Iceland’s National Center of Addiction Medicine (SÁÁ), deCode Genetics and the National Hospital of Iceland.

The delegation is headed by Dr. Nora D. Volkow, Director of NIDA, who has received many awards on her research in the field of addiction medicine. US weekly Time recently named her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, Fréttabladid reports.

The NIDA delegation is especially interested in research on the effectiveness of SÁÁ’s treatment for addiction, the primary biological risk factors causing young people to take drugs, the effect of nutrition levels on the health of drug addicts and contagious diseases among addicts.

NIDA will possibly fund research cooperation between the American scientists and SÁÁ.

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