October 17, 2018

The George lab demonstrates that a novel enzymatic approach that prevents nicotine from reaching the brain not only decrease the level of nicotine dependence, but also decreases compulsive nicotine intake and relapse in animal models.

In a study published online in Scie...

January 9, 2018

The George lab published a new study in collaboration with the Janda lab providing preclinical evidence that a newly engineered enzyme can degrade nicotine in the blood so that nicotine cannot reach the brain and produce dependency effects.

This preclinical st...

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...

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...

September 24, 2014

 

The George lab at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has been awarded a $521,000 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health to  evaluate the effect of nicotine vapor exposure on the vulnerability to develop nicotine depende...

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...

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Gordon Research Conference: Alcohol and the Nervous System

Dr. George will be speaking. "What's Driving Escalation of Alcohol Drinking? Evidence in Favor of the Crystallization Hypothesis"

Developing a Clearer Vision of the Integrated Neural Actions of Ethanol

Match 1-6, 2020

Galveston, TX

Gordon Research Conference: Addiction Research: From Molecules to Circuits to Treatment

Dr. George will be speaking. "The Escalation Model of Drug Addiction"

Addiction Research: From Molecules to Circuits to Treatment

August 16-21, 2020

Newry, ME

New Mexico Medical Cannabis Conference

Dr. George will be speaking. "Effect of CBD on Nicotine Dependence"

March 15, 2020

Albuquerque , NM

Research Society on Alcoholism

Dr. Kimbrough will be speaking. "Brain wide neural activation in animal models of alcohol abuse and dependence"

June 22-26th, 2019

Minneapolis, Minnesota

NeuroHIV Emerging Issues and Substance Abuse Joint Colloquium Nov 22-24th 2018

Dr. George will be speaking on "Identification of novel targets for cocaine and opioid use disorders using heterogeneous stock rats."

Outreach: Science Saturday Nov 17th 2018

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.

Scripps Research scientists and researchers bring the excitement and passion of research to middle and high school students. Every lecture highlights the cutting-edge research occurring at The Scripps Research Institute and provides a window into the life of a scientist.

"Drug Addiction & Mental Disorders" & "Impulse Control Disorders"

Dr. George is teaching PSYC 179 and PSYC188 at UCSD in Summer and Fall 2018

Summer and Fall 2018

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