Topic: Alcoholism

Alcohol Abuse Linked to Newly Identified Gene Network

Dec. 2, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas  Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have identified a network of genes that appear to work together in determining alcohol dependence. The findings, which could lead to future treatments and therapies for alcoholics and possibly help doctors screen for alcoholism, are being published this week in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.

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Thanks to Rare Alpine Bacteria, Researchers Identify One of Alcohol's Key Gateways to the Brain

April 25, 2013

The discovery is a major step on the road to eventually developing drugs that could disrupt the interaction between alcohol and the brain.

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Socially Isolated Rats are More Vulnerable to Addiction, Report Researchers

Jan. 23, 2013

Rats that are socially isolated during a critical period of adolescence are more vulnerable to addiction to amphetamine and alcohol. Amphetamine addiction is also harder to extinguish in the socially isolated rats. These effects, which are described this week in the journal Neuron, persist even after the rats are reintroduced into the community of other rats.

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The University of Texas Researchers Win Grant to Develop Drug to Treat Addiction

May 24, 2012

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are teaming up to develop medication to treat alcoholism and drug addiction that could target individual genes or brain signaling systems.

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Undergraduate research: An eye-opening experience

Nov. 16, 2011
Undergraduate research: An eye-opening experience

Each month on Know the Senate of College Councils will shine the spotlight on one undergraduate researcher. This month, pre-pharmacy major Joseph Le Nguyen talks about his work studying alcoholism.

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