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Brains can recover from alcoholic damage but patients should stop drinking as soon as possible
...rain can recover from the toxic insults of chronic alcoholism
and substantiate the early measurable benefits of ...ts to stay sober. "Doctors treating or studying alcoholism
should be made aware of the research of Dr Bartsch because it may provide a motivational tool that i...
Variation in bitter-taste receptor gene increases risk for alcoholism
...on where there was likely to be a gene influencing alcoholism
risk," says principal investigator Alison M. Goate... our result has any implications for the levels of alcoholism
within different populations," Goate says. "We know that this polymorphism is more common in African...
Genetic and environmental influences on alcohol consumption among rhesus monkeys
...ighly social, which is important for diseases like alcoholism
where there are social factors affecting alcohol consumption. And, finally, because we can control their social environment and precisely measure their exposure to alcohol, whereas human studies often rely on self-reported consumption patterns." R...
Alcoholism, smoking and genetics among Plains American Indians
...on. Yet little is known about the co-morbidity of alcoholism
and smoking among American Indians. In the March ... that the Met allele is associated with late onset alcoholism
and increased alcohol intake in social drinkers, Enoch and her colleagues have found that in America...
Investigating 'brain shrinkage' in alcoholics
...ce that the generalized inherited vulnerability to alcoholism
and other addictions involves abnormalities of the...nd judgment. This is part of the dynamic course of alcoholism
that likely contributes to its maintenance. In the symposium, [we presented] data showing that alcoh...
VCU Researchers Identify Networks Of Genes Responding To Alcohol In The Brain
...s, they may be able to generate new treatments for alcoholism
or addiction, Miles said. "The genes identified in our studies may eventually lead to other studies that can evaluate an individual's risk for becoming an alcoholic or suffering certain complications from alcohol," he said. Also working on the stud...
Alcohol's effects on gene expression in the central nervous system
...ys to studying the genetic and biological bases of alcoholism
and alcohol abuse within discrete brain regions. ...e used to identify risk factors that contribute to alcoholism
and alcohol abuse, and could aid in the development of selective treatment strategies for different ...