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News Release
August 19, 2013

NIH scientists identify possible treatment target for type 2 diabetes

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have clarified in rodent and test tube experiments the role that inflammation plays in type 2 diabetes, and...

News Release
August 12, 2013

A new online training course will help health care professionals conduct fast, evidence-based alcohol screening and brief intervention with youth. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of...

Research News
August 06, 2013

Recent research from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) sheds new light on habitual behaviors, specifically the circuits in the brain that allow mice to break from routine actions. Such shifting between old habits and...

Research News
August 02, 2013
New data offers a glimpse into the neurobiological mechanisms underlying the formation of habitual actions, such as addiction to alcohol.

In a study conducted in mice and rats, scientists in NIAAA’s Laboratory for Integrative Neuroscience...

News Release
August 02, 2013

NIH-funded study says five-marker genotype panel can guide ondansetron use

An experimental treatment for alcohol dependence works better in individuals who possess specific combinations of genes that regulate the function and...

Research News
July 26, 2013

New research supported by NIAAA suggests that a drug currently used to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs could someday help lessen the alcohol cravings that often lead to relapse among people with drinking problems. Alcohol-related...

Research News
July 25, 2013

Computerized image analysis can be a useful tool for detecting the sometimes subtle changes in facial features that occur when children are exposed to alcohol before birth, according to a recent study conducted through the NIAAA-funded...

New & Noteworthy
July 16, 2013

NIDA, NIAAA, and NCI announce the release of 2 new FOAs to promote the goals of Collaborative Research on Addiction at NIH (CRAN; formerly known as functional integration).  Its mission is to provide a strong collaborative framework for enabling...

News Release
July 08, 2013

Finding has implications for alcoholism and other patterns of addictive behavior

Research from the National Institutes of Health has identified neural circuits in mice that are involved in the ability to learn and alter behaviors...

News Release
June 03, 2013

NIH researchers seek to expand treatment options

A smoking-cessation medication may be a viable option for the treatment of alcohol dependence, according to a study by scientists at the National Institutes of Health. The study...

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