Activating a receptor found in neurons in the habenula could help treat alcohol addiction and ease withdrawal symptoms, researchers report.
Researchers report a single instance of binge drinking could alter a gene associated with sleep regulation.
A new study reports people who have a family history of alcohol use disorder release more dopamine in the ventral striatum as a response to the expectation of receiving an alcoholic drink than those without a family history of alcoholism.
Researchers report binge drinking during pregnancy and lactation may result in an increased risk of mood problems and alcohol abuse in offspring as they reach adolescence.
A new study reports those with alcohol use disorders have a decrease in glutamate levels in the brain when shown cues associated with drinking.
Researchers have identified a range of psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and autism, that share physical characteristics at the molecular level. Specifically, the study identifies common patterns of neural gene expression. In addition, researchers note important differences in gene expression that distinguish the disorders.
Researchers report distinctive alterations in brain activity in college students who binge drink. The findings suggest binge drinking can impact brain development and the altered activity may indicate early signs of brain damage.
A new Neuron study reports blocking the action of the mTORC1 protein causes mice to stop problem drinking behaviors. The findings could help develop new treatments for addictive behaviors in people.
A new study reveals insight into the mechanisms underlying alcohol addiction.