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Aquatic Narcotic

Scientists have tested the drug-seeking behavior of zebrafish in a tank that allows them to trigger the release of the opioid hydrocodone in the water. The new tool, described in a study published online today in Behavioral Brain Research, can be used to study the underlying biological pathways that push zebrafish to seek drugs.  Jeff and Anthony discuss the drug tank, and examine how exactly it might work.

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