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New & Noteworthy
April 15, 2014

Hear Dr. George Koob, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, on the HHS HealthBeat podcast: http://www.hhs.gov/news/healthbeat/2014/04/...

News Release
April 07, 2014

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a time to learn about the health and social problems caused by drinking too much. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) encourages the public to dedicate this month to understanding how...

Research News
March 31, 2014

Alcohol produces a wide range of pharmacological effects on the nervous system through its actions on ion channels. The molecular mechanism underlying ethanol modulation of ion channels is poorly understood. NIAAA scientists used a unique method...

Research News
March 31, 2014

The working hypothesis to explain the progression from mild (fatty liver) to more severe forms of alcoholic liver disease (e.g., fibrosis, cirrhosis, alcoholic hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma) has been that alcohol requires a secondary...

Research News
March 31, 2014

Results from a recent NIAAA study suggest that the medication ibudilast may be viable as a potential treatment for alcohol dependence. Ibudilast, an anti-inflammatory medication that acts as a non-selective phosphodiesterase inhibitor, reduces...

Research News
March 31, 2014

A recent NIAAA study determined the expression profile of microRNAs (miRNAs) in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) of rats treated with alcohol. MicroRNAs are non-coding RNA molecules thought to play a key role in and the regulation of gene expression....

New & Noteworthy
March 25, 2014

Photo of Edith SullivanEach year NIAAA presents the...

News Release
March 24, 2014

What: The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announces that Edith V. Sullivan, Ph.D., will deliver the 18th annual Mark Keller Honorary Lecture...

Research News
March 14, 2014

Alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana are the substances American adolescents use the most. A recent study led by researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism examined how adolescents’ substance use patterns are associated with...

New & Noteworthy
February 27, 2014

Featuring articles on new NIAAA Director Dr. George Koob and Dr. Ken Warren’s accomplishments as Acting Director. Also see Five Questions with Tom Donaldson, CEO of NOFAS, changes to the DSM–5, a closer look at treatment options for alcohol...

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