May 27, 2017

The George lab published a new invited review in collaboration with Dr. Bruce Hope at the National Institute on Drugs of Abuse (NIDA) on the identification of specific neuronal ensembles responsible for different aspects of alcohol use disorder.

This review is part of a...

January 11, 2016

Apply now to join the George Lab this summer and get paid during your internship! 

 

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)  invites high school and undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in science to submit applications for the 2016 NIDA Summer Re...

July 6, 2015

A new paper published in collaboration with Leandro Vendruscolo and the Barbara Mason lab provide robust evidence that mifepristone reduces alcohol drinking in rats and humans.

 

LA JOLLA, CA – April 21, 2015 – The present studies indicate that attenuation of GR function...

April 22, 2015

Addiction research laboratory: Olivier George, scripps research institute, californiaUMMS/TSRI Researchers Discover New Neuronal Pathway Responsible for Anxiety During Nicotine Withdrawal

 

LA JOLLA, CA – April 21, 2015 – Few months ago we published a paper in Nature Neuroscience providing evidence that a previously unknown population of corticotropin re...

April 14, 2015

Addiction research laboratory: Olivier George, scripps research institute, californiaTSRI Researchers Discover Neuronal Network Behind the Facilitating Effect of Nicotine on Alcohol Dependence

 

LA JOLLA, CA – March 11, 2015 – Why do smokers have a five to ten times greater risk of developing alcohol dependence than nonsmokers? Do smokers have a greater...

March 12, 2015

TSRI Researchers Discover New Mechanism that Plays Key Role in Methamphetamine Addiction

 

LA JOLLA, CA – March 11, 2015 – Methamphetamine abuse and dependence is a major issue in the US. More than 1 million people used methamphetamine in the past year and its use is ass...

November 17, 2014

TSRI Researchers Discover New Type of Neuron that Plays Key Role in Nicotine Addiction

LA JOLLA, CA – November 17, 2014 – For decades, scientists thought drug addiction was the result of two separate systems in the brain—the reward system, which was activated when a per...

August 4, 2014

Latest paper published: Nicotine dependence increases the number of immature neurons in the hippocampus.

 

It was believed that nicotine and tobacco smoke decrease the production of new neurons in adult. However, previous studies have  used animal models with limited rel...

May 7, 2014

12 million light years separate these two pictures.

 

On the right is a picture of Orphan stars that don't belong to any galaxy, discovered by the Hubble telescope in 2008. On the left is one of our latest picture of a new population of neurons that don't belong to any t...

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