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  • “Alcohol and the Teenage Brain” from the Society for Neuroscience and BrainFacts.org, featuring Dr. Donita Robinson and Dr. Bonnie Nagel

    Recorded webinar: “Alcohol and the Teenage Brain” from the Society for Neuroscience and BrainFacts.org, featuring Dr. Donita Robinson and Dr. Bonnie Nagel. Teens are wired to seek novel, exciting experiences and take risks. All too often, that leads to experimentation with drugs and alcohol. The teen brain is especially sensitive to the effects of alcohol, … Continued

  • Dr. Markus Heilig receives the 2019 Bowles Award

    BCAS congratulates Dr. Markus Heilig for winning the 2019 Bowles Lectureship Award.  The Bowles Award is given annually to honor a distinguished researcher who has made significant contributions to our understanding of the causes, prevention and/or treatment of alcoholism and alcohol abuse. Dr. Heilig presented a lecture entitled “How we got alcohol addiction wrong: One … Continued

  • 2 New papers from the McElligott Lab

    Led by Brennon Luster and Liz Cogan, examining how repeated morphine withdrawal alters behavior and inhibitory synapses in male and female mice, published in Addiction Biology. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/adb.12748   Viewpoint led by Karl Schmidt describing new developments in distinguishing dopamine and norepinephrine with various  techniques published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acschemneuro.9b00157  

  • Scientists Discover How Neuroactive Steroids Dampen Inflammatory Signaling in Immune System and Brain led by Dr. A. Leslie Morrow, Ph.D.

      Led by A. Leslie Morrow, PhD, research shows how new compounds could target specific brain cell receptors to treat a wide variety of conditions, such as alcoholism, Alzheimer’s, depression, and posttraumatic stress. For the first time, scientists discovered how neuroactive steroids naturally found in the brain and bloodstream inhibit the activity of a specific … Continued

  • Fall 2019 Seminar Series

    Monday, Aug 26th Marisela Morales, M.S., Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Director, Chief of Integrative Neuroscience Research Branch, Chief of Neuronal Networks Section, Core Facilities., National Institute on Drug Abuse. “Neuronal diversity within the ventral tegmental area and co-release of neurotransmitters” Monday, Sept 9th Abigail Agoglia, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Trainee, Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, The University of … Continued

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