Latest Ulrike Heberlein Stories

2011-02-10 08:26:27

Mothers who drink alcohol during pregnancy put their babies at risk for fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) a disorder that damages the developing baby’s brain.

2011-02-08 12:37:57

Drinking excess alcohol during pregnancy can cause fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) due to the damaging effects of alcohol on a developing baby's brain.

2009-12-10 13:39:53

When given the chance to consume alcohol at will, fruit flies behave in ways that look an awful lot like human alcoholism.

2009-05-25 14:15:13

Rats given a cancer-fighting drug spontaneously consume less alcohol, U.S. researchers say.

2009-05-21 13:26:41

A class of drugs already approved as cancer treatments might also help to beat alcohol addiction.

2005-08-11 13:31:04

By Alison McCook NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Fruit flies carry a gene - aptly named 'hangover' - that appears to help them become tolerant to alcohol. Tolerance is thought to promote dependence, so if a similar gene is found in humans, it might lead to drugs to treat or prevent alcoholism.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.