Chemical Targeting of a Specific Brain Area Can Reduce Binge Drinking

Posted by - April 18, 2018

This post was originally published on this siteDecades of clinical and pre-clinical studies have demonstrated that chronic drinking leads to long-lasting changes in reward- and stress-related neuronal circuitry. The nucleus accumbens (NAc) is an important part of this circuitry. Designer Receptors Exclusively Activated by Designer Drugs (DREADDs) are commonly used by neuroscientists to identify signals

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Hangovers: Effectively Measuring Your Pain

Posted by - April 16, 2018

This post was originally published on this siteMany young adults know firsthand that alcohol hangovers are unpleasant. However, few psychometrically sound instruments (tests that accurately measure personality, mental ability, opinions, etc.) have measured hangovers beyond the college-age years. This study investigated the psychometric properties of two interconnected scales – the Hangover Symptom Scale (HSS) and

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