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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
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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