Neuroscience

Scientists provide new insight into a molecular target of alcohol

Ethanol—the compound found in alcoholic beverages—interferes with the normal functioning of a long list of biological molecules, but how each of these interactions contributes to the behavioral effects of alcohol is not ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Alcohol abuse increases sensitivity of coronavirus infection

Lung airway cells of people with alcohol use disorder developed "enhanced inflammation" three days after being infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to a new study from Emory University School ...

Neuroscience

Study identifies peptide as key mediator in heavy alcohol drinking

Alcohol is the most common addictive substance in the world. Every year in the U.S. excessive alcohol use costs $249 billion and causes approximately 88,000 deaths, as well as various chronic diseases and social issues. Alcohol ...

Addiction

Reducing 'vivid imagery' that fuels addiction cravings

In 2021, 61.2 million Americans ages 12 and older used illicit drugs, and more than 106,000 died from drug-involved overuse. Florida ranks second to California, with 5,300 annual overdose deaths, outpacing the national average ...

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