sábado, 18 de junio de 2016

NIAAA Spectrum - Alcohol Research News, Volume 8, Issue Number 2

NIAAA Spectrum - Alcohol Research News, Volume 8, Issue Number 2


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Volume 8, Issue 2 Is Now Available!

NIAAA Spectrum Webzine

NIAAA Spectrum is an online Webzine published by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. It features the latest news from the alcohol research field, infographics, and interviews with NIAAA staff and researchers from the field. The latest issue is now available. The full table of contents is presented below.

In This Issue

Winners of NIAAA's Wearable Alcohol Biosensor Challenge

We have a winner! In March 2015, NIAAA issued a challenge to the biotech community—create a wearable, non-invasive device capable of measuring blood alcohol levels in near real-time. More...

New NESARC Data Providing Key Information on Prevalence of Alcohol and Substance Abuse

The NIAAA-sponsored National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions–III (NESARC–III), conducted from 2012 to 2013, is the newest wave of the largest study ever on alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use and disorders.  More...

News From the Field

Studies in animals have revealed much about the systems that play a central role in psychological stress.
Interventions to reduce anxiety and depression may help prevent relapse in individuals with chronic pain who are recovering from alcohol use disorder.


NIAAA’s Intramural Section on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) uses an NMR spectrometer, a device that is powerful enough to resolve protein structures but is also so sensitive that it needs to be protected from temperature changes and vibrations in order to produce accurate data.


Recent review articles by NIAAA senior staff include one about sex differences in addiction research and another about the history of drinking during pregnancy and the identification of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
Dr. Berman presented a talk titled, “Brain Mechanisms Underlying the Perceptual, Emotional, and Cognitive Impairments Associated with Chronic Alcohol Use Disorder.”


The Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists (SALIS), in partnership with NIAAA and a nonprofit digital library called the Internet Archive (IA), are working to digitize the literature of the alcohol-and-other-drugs field.
On Sunday, June 26, at 8:10 a.m., NIAAA Director Dr. George F. Koob will present the NIAAA Update at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in New Orleans, Louisiana.

5 Questions With...

Program Director, Division of Metabolism and Health Effects, NIAAA.

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