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2021 NIDA IRP FARE Winners

Congratulations to our 2021 FARE (Fellows Award for Research Excellence) winners: Harsh Deshpande, Ewa Galaj, Evan Hart, Therese Ku, Brenton Laing, Renata Marchette, Adrienne McGinn, Jorge Miranda Barrientos, and David Reiner. They will each receive a $1500 travel stipend to attend a scientific meeting to present their research and gave a talk at the virtual… [Read More]

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Animal Models of Drug Relapse and Craving after Voluntary Abstinence: A Review

Reviews To Read – July 2021. Our review describes recently developed rat models of relapse after voluntary abstinence, achieved either by introducing adverse consequences to drug taking or seeking or by providing mutually exclusive choices between the self-administered drug and nondrug rewards. We discuss recent neuropharmacological findings from studies using these models, future directions, and… [Read More]

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A closer look at alcohol-induced changes in the ghrelin system: novel insights from preclinical and clinical data

Featured Paper of the Month – September 2021 Published in Addiction Biology by  Sara Deschaine, Mehdi Farokhnia and Lorenzo Leggio et al. in the NIDA IRP Clinical Psychoneuroendocrinology and Neuropsychopharmacology Section. Summary Growing evidence shows that ghrelin, a gastric-derived peptide hormone, is involved in regulation of alcohol seeking behavior. Accordingly, the ghrelin system is being… [Read More]

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