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Drunks and Monkeys

By | June 1, 2014

Understanding our primate ancestors’ relationship with alcohol can inform its use by modern humans.  


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Inca Children Got High Before Death

By | July 29, 2013

Evidence from mummified remains of three children discovered atop an Argentinian volcano suggests they were drunk and stoned for a year leading up to their ritual sacrifice.


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Researchers Harness Brain Game Data

By | June 25, 2013

The activities of cognitive training enthusiasts give insight into the effects of lifestyle choices and age on the brain’s performance.

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Behavior Brief

By | February 25, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research


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Buffering Against Alcohol

By | February 17, 2013

Using a new assembly method, scientists have combined multiple enzymes in a polymer nanocapsule to reduce blood alcohol levels and liver damage in drunken mice.  


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Glass Shape Speeds Drinking

By | August 31, 2012

The shape of the glass holding your favorite brew can affect how quickly you get drunk.


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The DSM-5 Alcohol Debate

By | June 7, 2012

The new version of the diagnostic manual will do away with alcohol dependence and abuse categories in favor of a single “alcohol use disorder” diagnosis.


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LSD for Alcoholics?

By | March 12, 2012

A retrospective meta-analysis suggests that LSD may aid in treatment of alcoholism.


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Boozing for Better Health

By | February 16, 2012

Fruit flies consume alcohol to kill off parasites.


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Binge-drinking Mice

By | December 12, 2011

A new mouse model of alcoholism better recapitulates behaviors seen in addicted humans.


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