July 29, 2015

Increasing awareness of the dramatic impact of drug addiction on our society and providing novel therapeutic approaches to cure drug addiction are key missions of TSRI researchers in the George lab.

 

LA JOLLA, CA – July 29 2015 – Nature Outlook: Addiction is a very int...

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...

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...

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.

June 17, 2013

Addiction as a stress surfeit disorder

Neuropharmacology. 2013 Jun 6

Koob GF, Buck CL, Cohen A, Edwards S, Park PE, Schlosburg JE, Schmeichel B, Vendruscolo LF, Wade CL, Whitfield TW Jr, George O

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