Topic: Section of Neurobiology

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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Imaging Research Center Opens, Bringing New Level of Neuroscience Research to The University of Texas at Austin

May 16, 2012

The University of Texas at Austin's Imaging Research Center (IRC) opened last week, ushering in a new set of research capacities for neuroscience and cancer research at the university.

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The memory function

Feb. 13, 2012
The memory function

In this research QandA, Assistant Professor Alison Preston reveals how the brain supports memory and how memory influences the decisions we make.

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The high value of short-lived worms

Jan. 30, 2012
The high value of short-lived worms

Researchers have devised a simple test using dopamine-deficient worms for identifying drugs that may help people with Parkinson's disease.

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"Parkinsonian" Worms May Hold the Key to Identifying Drugs for Parkinson's Disease, Says Scientist

Nov. 10, 2011

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have devised a simple test, using dopamine-deficient worms, for identifying drugs that may help people with Parkinson's disease.

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