alcohol
Anheuser-Busch Won’t Fund Controversial NIH Alcohol Study
Anheuser-Busch Won’t Fund Controversial NIH Alcohol Study
Shawna Williams | Jun 11, 2018
The company’s announcement comes weeks after enrollment was suspended.
Male Fruit Flies Take Pleasure in Having Sex
Male Fruit Flies Take Pleasure in Having Sex
Jim Daley | Apr 20, 2018
Sex-deprived males seek out alcohol.
NIH Turned Down Investigators Who Provoked Ire From Alcohol Industry
NIH Turned Down Investigators Who Provoked Ire From Alcohol Industry
Shawna Williams | Apr 3, 2018
An email exchange and an unusual meeting suggest a connection between an institute’s pursuit of industry support and the rejection of a grant application.
Alcohol Damages Mouse DNA
Alcohol Damages Mouse DNA
Jef Akst | Jan 3, 2018
A byproduct of alcohol consumption causes mutations in the DNA of mouse blood stem cells, and some of the breaks are not repaired.
Different Alcoholic Drinks Tied to Different Moods
Different Alcoholic Drinks Tied to Different Moods
Catherine Offord | Nov 22, 2017
An online survey finds that people report feeling most relaxed with a glass of red wine or beer, and most aggressive when drinking spirits.
Study: Alcohol Industry Distorts Cancer Risk
Study: Alcohol Industry Distorts Cancer Risk
Bob Grant | Sep 10, 2017
Researchers claim that industry groups worldwide misrepresent the carcinogenicity of alcohol products.
Image of the Day: Social Drinking
Image of the Day: Social Drinking
The Scientist Staff | Apr 27, 2017
Drunken crayfish will roll on their backs and enthusiastically perform tail flips in their tanks. The animals are more likely to display they behaviors after spending time in a social environment compared with an isolated one.
Neural Mechanism Links Alcohol Consumption to Binge Eating
Neural Mechanism Links Alcohol Consumption to Binge Eating
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 10, 2017
Ethanol triggers starvation-activated neurons, leading mice to overeat. 
Curbing Alcohol Dependence by Blocking a Neural Network
Curbing Alcohol Dependence by Blocking a Neural Network
Bob Grant | Sep 11, 2016
Researchers short circuit the urge to consume alcohol in rat models of compulsive drinking by shutting down specific neurons wired to the brain’s reward system.
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