High cocaine doses ‘can cause brain to eat itself’

High cocaine doses ‘can cause brain to eat itself’

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High doses of cocaine can cause the brain to eat itself, research suggests.
A study of mice found that the drug can trigger out-of-control “autophagy”, a process by which cells digest themselves.
When it is properly regulated, autophagy provides a valuable cleanup service – getting rid of unwan…

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