At the BNA Festival of Neuroscience, we had the pleasure of speaking with Barry Everitt about his talk on ‘Addiction: a compulsive interplay between drugs, cues and habits’.
Scientists have created a vaccine containing monoclonal antibodies that are effective against several synthetic opioids, including carfentanil.
SfN18: Can animal models offer an insight into human opioid addiction, withdrawal and relapse behaviors?
New studies in which animal models have been utilized to study opioid addiction, withdrawal and relapse may offer insights into managing the opioid epidemic in humans.
Findings from a new study – the largest of its kind – indicate that heavy alcohol consumption is the most significant risk factor for the development of dementia.
Researchers from Queensland University of Technology have identified a drug that could reverse the damaging effects of heavy alcohol consumption on neurogenesis.
Signature patterns of electrical activity in the brain may predict impulsive behaviors, suggesting deep brain stimulation could hold potential as a treatment for several mental disorders.
Key research from the conference highlights opioid addiction research.
Researchers have shown how analysis of tweets from Twitter can match established metrics of opioid misuse in the USA.
Promising pharmacogenetic targets for treating alcohol use disorder: evidence from preclinical models
This review explores promising novel genetic variants derived from preclinical models of alcohol consumption and dependence, and identifies novel pharmacogenetic targets that facilitate therapeutic intervention for the treatment of alcohol use disorder.
Andie Asimes discusses her work on binge alcohol consumption in adolescence and how the epigenetic consequences of this can lead to a higher predisposition for mental health disorders in offspring.