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Kenner Rice Elected 2017 National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Dr. Kenner Rice from the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) Intramural Research Program (IRP) was recently named as a 2017 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). This is the highest professional accolade bestowed to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have… [Read More]

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Bidirectional Modulation of Intrinsic Excitability in Rat Prelimbic Cortex Neuronal Ensembles and Non-Ensembles after Operant Learning

Featured Paper of the Month – February 2018. Learned associations between environmental stimuli and rewards drive learning and motivated behavior. These memories are thought to be encoded by alterations within specific patterns of sparsely distributed neurons called neuronal ensembles that are selectively activated by reward-predictive stimuli. Here we use the Fos promoter to identify strongly… [Read More]

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