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May 20, 2014

What: The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is pleased to announce that  Bernice Porjesz, Ph.D., will present the 2014 Jack Mendelson, M.D., Honorary...

New & Noteworthy
May 16, 2014

Our society is hotly debating the question of whether to decriminalize or even legalize the use of marijuana, and even though pro-legalization voices do not advocate making the drug legal for minors, it is likely that adolescents in more and more...

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May 14, 2014

A single alcohol binge can cause bacteria to leak from the gut and increase levels of bacterial toxins in the blood, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Increased levels of these bacterial toxins, called...

New & Noteworthy
May 13, 2014

Bernice Porjesz, Ph.D., will present the Jack Mendelson, M.D., Honorary Lecture on May 20, 2014. The lecture is titled: “Neurophysiological Endophenotypes in the Search for Genes for Alcoholism.”

The event will take place at the National...

New & Noteworthy
May 01, 2014
In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, NIAAA held a Twitter chat on treatment options for alcohol problems on April 29 at 3:00 p.m. ET,  (#NIAAAchat), which was co-hosted by the National Council on Alcoholism and...
News Release
April 21, 2014

Muscle weakness from long-term alcoholism may stem from an inability of mitochondria, the powerhouses of cells, to self-repair, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

In research conducted with rats, scientists...

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...

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