The discovery is a major step on the road to eventually developing drugs that could disrupt the interaction between alcohol and the brain.
Rats that are socially isolated during a critical period of adolescence are more vulnerable to addiction to amphetamine and alcohol. Amphetamine addiction is also harder to extinguish in the socially isolated rats. These effects, which are described this week in the journal Neuron, persist even after the rats are reintroduced into the community of other rats.
Dr. Robert O. Messing, a nationally recognized addiction science researcher, will join The University of Texas at Austin as vice provost for biomedical sciences to help develop the new medical school. His appointment is effective Jan. 16.
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are teaming up to develop medication to treat alcoholism and drug addiction that could target individual genes or brain signaling systems.
After more than 16 years as dean of the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Mary Ann Rankin will lead the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), continuing her efforts to improve science and mathematics education in the United States.
Drinking alcohol primes certain areas of our brain to learn and remember better, says a new study from the Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research at The University of Texas at Austin.
The day may not be far off when a routine blood test at the doctor's office will be able to detect not only whether you suffer from heart disease or diabetes, but also whether you suffer from an addiction to alcohol. Dr. R. Adron Harris is director of the university's Waggoner Center for Alcoholism and… » Continue Reading
Drugs known as HDAC inhibitors may prove useful in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a study conducted by faculty at The University of Texas at Austin's Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research.
Dr. Rueben Gonzales, professor of pharmacology and toxicology at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, has been awarded a $2.8 million MERIT Award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).