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2014-04-22 08:34:43

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kenneth Blum, PhD, President and CEO of IGENE, LLC, has long been associated with leading drug monitoring laboratory Dominion Diagnostics in a scientific research and advisory role. Blum, who sits on Dominion's Addiction and Scientific Advisory Board, was recently appointed Chief Scientific Advisor to Dominion Diagnostics. At the 2014 American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Annual Medical-Scientific Conference in Orlando,...

2010-10-22 10:09:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The first experimental evidence to directly support the idea that genetic differences make some people more susceptible to the addictive effects of alcohol and other drugs was provided in this study. The study compared the brain's response to long-term alcohol drinking in two genetic variants of mice. One strain lacked the gene for dopamine D2, a specific brain receptor that responds to dopamine. Dopamine is the brain's "feel good" chemical. It produces feelings of...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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