January 14, 2020

This new paper provide the first brain map of alcohol dependence at single cell resolution in an animal model of Alcohol use disorder.

Employing advanced technologies that allow whole brain imaging at single-cell resolution, researchers at University of Califo...

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...

July 5, 2018

Dr. de Guglielmo from the George lab published a new study in collaboration with the Palmer lab (UCSD) that provide robust preclinical evidence that a novel compound called pBBG is more effective in reducing alcohol intake in dependent rats than in nondepende...

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 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...

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Dr. George will be speaking on “Drug Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope”

Finding new therapies to fight drug addiction: The lecture will describe the effects of drugs on the brain, including alcohol, nicotine, cocaine and opioids; why some people, but not others, develop an addiction; and highlight new therapeutic strategies to fight addiction.

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