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Nicotine is an alkaloid found in the nightshade family of plants (''Solanaceae'') which constitutes approximately 0.6–3.0% of dry weight of tobacco, with biosynthesis taking place in the roots, and accumulating in the leaves.
16 distinct cell populations identified in a key brain region for substance use disorders

16 distinct cell populations identified in a key brain region for substance use disorders

Cryo-electron microscopy reveals structures of a muscle-type nicotinic acetylcholine receptor

Cryo-electron microscopy reveals structures of a muscle-type nicotinic acetylcholine receptor

Genetic mutation appears to be a predisposing factor for COPD independent of smoking

Genetic mutation appears to be a predisposing factor for COPD independent of smoking

Battery-free, wearable device could quantify airborne nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes

Battery-free, wearable device could quantify airborne nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes

DRI study receives $1.5M grant to investigate the formation of harmful compounds by e-cigarettes

DRI study receives $1.5M grant to investigate the formation of harmful compounds by e-cigarettes

Study compares effect of vaping and smoking on cells and DNA

Study compares effect of vaping and smoking on cells and DNA

Many light smokers meet the criteria for nicotine addiction

Many light smokers meet the criteria for nicotine addiction

Cocaine addiction: Impact of genetic mutations elucidated

Cocaine addiction: Impact of genetic mutations elucidated

Study shows strigolactones enhance tolerance to insects in tobacco plants

Study shows strigolactones enhance tolerance to insects in tobacco plants

Long-term opioid use in back-pain patients leads to production of anti-opioid antibodies

Long-term opioid use in back-pain patients leads to production of anti-opioid antibodies

Researchers are testing new way to deliver vaccines through microneedle skin patches

Researchers are testing new way to deliver vaccines through microneedle skin patches

New method imitates how plants produce hormones

New method imitates how plants produce hormones

Smokers More Likely To Express ACE2 Protein That SARS-COV-2 Uses

Smokers More Likely To Express ACE2 Protein That SARS-COV-2 Uses