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Kenzie L. Preston, Ph.D. wins 2018 CPDD Award for Excellence

Kenzie L. Preston, Ph.D. was given the Marian W. Fischman Lectureship Award by the College on Problems of Drug Dependence as part of their 2018 Awards for Excellence. Dr. Preston was awarded on the basis the treatment research she conducts as the Senior Investigator and Chief of the Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Research Branch at… [Read More]

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Context-induced relapse after extinction versus punishment: similarities and differences.

Reviews To Read – June 14, 2018. This review, which is part of a special issue of Psychopharmacology on “Extinction” summarizes recent research on similarities and differences in the neuronal mechanisms of context-induced relapse after extinction-imposed abstinence (the classical model) versus context-induced relapse after punishment-imposed abstinence (the new model).

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The novel ghrelin receptor inverse agonist PF-5190457 administered with alcohol: preclinical safety experiments and a phase 1b human laboratory study.

Featured Paper of the Month – October 2018. Understanding the neurobiological substrates of excessive alcohol consumption may substantially facilitate efforts to develop better treatments. The cross-talk between the gastrointestinal and central nervous systems, often referred to as the gut–brain axis, is a promising yet underexplored domain in this regard.  Ghrelin is a hormone primarily produced… [Read More]

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