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STATESBORO, Ga., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- William G.
Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System have uncovered a new link between genetic variations associated with alcoholism, impulsive behavior and a region of the brain involved in craving and anxiety.
Scientists have identified a gene that appears to play a role in regulating how much alcohol people drink, a finding researchers say could someday lead to better treatments for alcoholism.
For some people, alcohol is a social lubricant.
In order to develop new medications for alcoholism, researchers need to understand how alcohol acts on the brain's reward system.
In a study of 1,721 Korean male drinkers aged 40 in an urban populationâ€“based cohort, and another sample of 1,113 male drinkers from an independent rural cohort, information on average daily alcohol consumption was collected and DNA samples were collected for genotyping.
When the recent decision was made to merge the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) into a yet unnamed institution, there were a lot of questions as to how, and even why, it needed to be done.
Results from a new study suggest that one of the most prescribed medications for alcohol dependence may be more effective in some people.
At least 60 percent of individuals treated for an alcohol use disorder will relapse, typically within six months of treatment Given that the brain reward system (BRS) is implicated in the development and maintenance of all forms of addictive disorders, this study compared thickness, surface area and volume of neocortical components of the BRS among three groups: light drinkers, alcohol-dependent (AD) individuals still abstinent after treatment, and those who relapsed.
Both animal and human research suggest that an early age at first drink (AFD) may lead to greater stress-induced drinking.
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