Navigation Links
Pediatricians alerted to the developmental nature of underage drinking in special journal supplement
Date:4/6/2008

In a special supplement to Pediatrics, edited and sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), physicians will have access in one place to the reviews and analyses of current research on biological, behavioral, and environmental changes during childhood and adolescence that foster the initiation, maintenance, and acceleration of illegal use of alcohol by underage youth. This is a first time collection of where science is in our understanding of underage drinking as a developmental issue. NIAAA, one of the institutes of the National Institutes of Health, is committed to moving scientific discovery to strategic prevention and intervention strategies in order to decrease the toll that alcohol is taking on our youth--and as these youth grow--to our society.

We now recognize that underage drinking must be addressed, not as an isolated phenomenon, but as one fully embedded in the context of child and adolescent development, said NIAAA Director Ting-Kai Li, M.D. From birth through adolescence, a complex cascade of biological, psychological and social development interacts with dynamic environmental influences, leading to behavior that may either move individuals toward or away from underage drinking.

Looking at developmental perspectives to determine the risk of alcohol dependence is a relatively new scientific approach that is bearing results. For example, according to recent research, binge drinking by young people makes them more vulnerable to the development of alcohol dependence over a lifetime. Further, risk of an individuals becoming alcohol dependent is related to how early the young person starts drinking. NIAAAs Pediatrics supplement includes researchers from a wide range of scientific disciplines.

A sampling of the resources available in the supplement includes:

Ann S. Masten, Ph.D., professor in the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and coll
'/>"/>

Contact: NIAAA Press Office
NIAAAPressOffice@mail.nih.gov
301-443-3860
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. RNA-based methods for developmental studies are featured in Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
2. Research pioneer in the developmental origins of psychiatric illness is awarded the Sackler prize
3. Researchers find association between food insecurity and developmental risk in children
4. Old developmental pathways spawn revolutionary evolutionary changes
5. 2008 Signature Genomic Laboratories Travel Award presented
6. K-State contributions to red flour beetle genome sequencing featured in March 27 issue of Nature
7. Genes selective signature aids detection of natural selection in microbial evolution
8. In nature -- and maybe the corner office -- scientists find that generalists can thrive
9. Iridescence workshop promotes natures nanotechnology
10. Entrust Digital Signatures Help Secure More Than 18 Million U.S. ePassports
11. Scientists enhance Mother Natures carbon handling mechanism
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/4/2014)... 3, 2014  Crossmatch™, a leading provider of ... DigitalPersona ® Pro Enterprise software and U.are.U ... throughout First Bank branch locations in ... and Virginia. First Bank, a progressive community ... North Carolina , selected the Crossmatch biometrics-based ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... NEW YORK , Nov. 19, 2014  Earlier ... Board at New York College, and one of the ... for biosensor signals that are transmitted from Smartphones to ... there were Smartphones and has one of the earliest ... are discussing its usage in the military, child care, ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... WASHINGTON , Nov. 18, 2014  The ... Security Industry Association today jointly announce the formation ... and release of its Identity and Biometric ... (Framework). The Framework received official support from BORDERPOL, ... governments to improve and provide expertise regarding border ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):First Bank Partners with Crossmatch to Increase Log In Security 2First Bank Partners with Crossmatch to Increase Log In Security 3Patented Biosensor Wearable Technology Provides a More Civilized Method of Quarantine 2Patented Biosensor Wearable Technology Provides a More Civilized Method of Quarantine 3Patented Biosensor Wearable Technology Provides a More Civilized Method of Quarantine 4Identity Management, Document Authentication and Biometric Companies Form "The Airport Entry and Exit Working Group", Releasing the Framework to Help Guide the Department of Homeland Security and Congress Towards Solutions 2Identity Management, Document Authentication and Biometric Companies Form "The Airport Entry and Exit Working Group", Releasing the Framework to Help Guide the Department of Homeland Security and Congress Towards Solutions 3
... between two biochemical pathways that plants use to defend ... worked independently of each other. , Knowing how these ... breed plants that can better resist a variety of ... an assistant professor of horticulture and crop science at ...
... disease and climate change may have applications for ... American Phytopathological Society (APS). , According to David ... plants possess unique mechanisms of resistance to microbial ... able to apply the novel mechanisms found in ...
... discovered how the deadly Nipah virus infiltrates human cells ... by the National Biodefense Research Agenda, the virus exploits ... and launch its attack. The online edition of Nature ... state, the Nipah virus can be used as a ...
Cached Biology News:Study: Plants use dual defense system to fight pathogens 2UCLA scientists reveal how Nipah virus infects cells 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... In contrast to traditional LED lights where the spectrum ... proprietary LED technology to incorporate their spectra in a ... critical in low proximity installations. The Valoya L-series offers ... which is up to four times longer than commonly ... was clearly higher when compared to traditional fluorescent or ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 18, 2014 ... announces a limited time special on Sartorius Biohit ... 1 Free on mLINE pipettes, Picus Electronic Pipette Trade-in ... recommended by Health and Safety officers around the world. ... repetitive manual pipetting. Other features include:, , ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Egenix, Inc. is pleased to announce that Lionel Goldfrank ... succeed Donald Fresne ; Mr. Fresne has also resigned ... of the Board.  In recognition of the many contributions and ... twenty years, the Board designated Mr. Fresne as Chairman Emeritus. ... Search Committee to find a suitable replacement with Biotech industry ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: RLMD), a clinical-stage ... pain, announced the results of its annual general meeting ... transformational year in Relmada,s history and it set the ... Sergio Traversa , chief executive officer of Relmada. ... financial, human resource and clinical development objectives that position ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Major Pipette Distributor Pipette.com Announces Sartorius Year End Specials 2Relmada Therapeutics Announces Results of Annual Shareholders Meeting 2
... Webcasts from New York on September 18th and 20th, ... a biopharmaceutical company developing patient-specific, active,immunotherapies for the treatment ... and David Guy, Chief Commercial Officer,will present at two ... Growth Conference at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time on ...
... Tomorrow (Tuesday) at 8:30 am EDT to ... Discuss the Clinical Trial, ... XTLB ; LSE: XTL; TASE: XTL) today announced,the initiation of ... reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) - for the treatment of,diabetic neuropathic pain. ...
... BioSciences, Inc.,("CeloNova"), a leading developer of innovative ... color-coded line of embolic particles,Embozene(TM) Color-Advanced Microspheres, ... Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (CIRSE) in,Athens, ... Embolic microspheres are used to treat ...
Cached Biology Technology:XTL Biopharmaceuticals Initiates Phase IIb Clinical Trial of Bicifadine for the Treatment of Diabetic Neuropathic Pain 2XTL Biopharmaceuticals Initiates Phase IIb Clinical Trial of Bicifadine for the Treatment of Diabetic Neuropathic Pain 3XTL Biopharmaceuticals Initiates Phase IIb Clinical Trial of Bicifadine for the Treatment of Diabetic Neuropathic Pain 4XTL Biopharmaceuticals Initiates Phase IIb Clinical Trial of Bicifadine for the Treatment of Diabetic Neuropathic Pain 5XTL Biopharmaceuticals Initiates Phase IIb Clinical Trial of Bicifadine for the Treatment of Diabetic Neuropathic Pain 6XTL Biopharmaceuticals Initiates Phase IIb Clinical Trial of Bicifadine for the Treatment of Diabetic Neuropathic Pain 7CeloNova BioSciences Announces World's First Line of Fully Color-Coded Embolic Particles at CIRSE: Embozene(TM) Color-Advanced Microspheres 2
... Cassettes facilitate the hybridization of DNA or ... 25mm x 75mm glass slides. The proprietary ... correct for poor flatness, as is often ... low volume chamber (67uL analytical cavity volume) ...
... This reagent is formulated specifically for Alkaline ... high levels of activity for both the ... at final dilution. This product has ... providing the customer a longer shelf life, ...
... Lambda Free Light Chain ... of human immunoglobulin. Specificity: ... epitope of lambda chain. Reacts with ... lambda chains but not with lambda ...
... The SDSaway reagent is a valuable tool ... The presence of SDS in biological ... tightly bound SDS-protein complex, inhibits enzymatic activity ... presents as a contaminant in mass spectrometry ...
Biology Products: