Genes for Alcohol Use Disorder and Alzheimer’s Risk Overlap: Study
Genes for Alcohol Use Disorder and Alzheimer’s Risk Overlap: Study
Genetic, transcriptomic, and epigenetic data reveal molecular mechanisms tying these disorders to each other and to immune disfunction.
Genes for Alcohol Use Disorder and Alzheimer’s Risk Overlap: Study
Genes for Alcohol Use Disorder and Alzheimer’s Risk Overlap: Study

Genetic, transcriptomic, and epigenetic data reveal molecular mechanisms tying these disorders to each other and to immune disfunction.

Genetic, transcriptomic, and epigenetic data reveal molecular mechanisms tying these disorders to each other and to immune disfunction.

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Cerebellum Plays Crucial Role in Metabolizing Alcohol in Mice
Cerebellum Plays Crucial Role in Metabolizing Alcohol in Mice
Marcus A. Banks | Mar 31, 2021
The researchers say these findings challenge dogma in the field, which has given the liver all credit for metabolizing alcohol.
Alcohol, Bowel Movements May Confound Microbiology Studies
Alcohol, Bowel Movements May Confound Microbiology Studies
Max Kozlov | Nov 6, 2020
A review offers a glimpse of previously unconsidered variables that could hinder efforts to identify true correlations between disease and gut microbiome composition.
Alcohol-Related Deaths in US Doubled in Past Two Decades: Study
Alcohol-Related Deaths in US Doubled in Past Two Decades: Study
Emily Makowski | Jan 8, 2020
White women had the highest increase in death rate.
Ketamine Could Help Cut Alcohol Consumption by Rewiring Memory
Ketamine Could Help Cut Alcohol Consumption by Rewiring Memory
Catherine Offord | Nov 27, 2019
Preliminary findings from a clinical trial of heavy drinkers suggest that the drug can weaken certain memories tied to the reward of imbibing, although the mechanisms aren’t fully clear.
Wine Therapy, Middle Ages
Wine Therapy, Middle Ages
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2019
The beverage was a popular tonic and antiseptic.
The “Science” of Hangovers
The “Science” of Hangovers
Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall | Jan 1, 2019
As advanced as humans are, we still don’t have a handle on how to tame our response to a night of drinking.
The Search for a Hangover Cure
The Search for a Hangover Cure
The Scientist Staff | Dec 31, 2018
Meet the author of a new book that explores the past, present, and future of research into how to salve the alcohol-addled brain and body.
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 21, 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.
TS 2015 Gift Guide
TS 2015 Gift Guide
Kerry Grens | Dec 14, 2015
Check out these life science–inspired gifts
Tippling Chimps Caught in the Act
Tippling Chimps Caught in the Act
Bob Grant | Jun 10, 2015
Researchers in Africa observe chimpanzees stealing palm wine from villagers’ cups and imbibing the beverage.
Binge-Drinking Trigger?
Binge-Drinking Trigger?
Jef Akst | May 12, 2015
Researchers identify a protein linked to excessive consumption of alcohol in animal models.