March 26, 2019

This new paper identify a key brain network responsible for alcohol dependence and demonstrates that it is possible to reverse the desire to drink in alcohol-dependent rats by targeting this specific group of neurons using lasers.

In a new study published...

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...

June 10, 2014

Congratulations to Cara Buck who obtained her PhD today. She was given the challenge of setting up a brand new technique in the lab (ultrasonic vocalization recordings) and an even bigger challenge in making sense of what they mean.

Lots of hard work, long days and endl...

July 17, 2013

Extended access to nicotine leads to a CRF1 receptor dependent increase in anxiety-like behavior and hyperalgesia in rats.

 

Addiction Biology. 2013 Jul 22

Cohen A, Treweek J, Edwards S, Leão RM, Schulteis G, Koob GF, George O.

October 17, 2012

Recruitment of medial prefrontal cortex neurons during alcohol withdrawal predicts cognitive impairment and excessive alcohol drinking.

 

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America.



Olivier George, Chelsea Sanders, John Freiling, Edwa...

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