Topic: R. Dayne Mayfield

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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Scientists decode the genetic signs of alcoholism to pave the way for earlier treatment

March 15, 2010

The day may not be far off when a routine blood test at the doctor's office will be able to detect not only whether you suffer from heart disease or diabetes, but also whether you suffer from an addiction to alcohol.

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Researchers attack complex disorder from many angles, from basic biology to impact on society

Oct. 5, 2009

Taking Aim at Addiction: The work of a group of researchers at The University of Texas at Austin revolves around a central question: "Why can drugs hijack the brain to such an extent that people ruin their lives, lose everything they have simply to get more of the drug?" That's the question posed by R. Adron Harris, an alcoholism researcher and the director of the Waggoner Center for Addiction and Alcohol Abuse.

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