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“Feel-Good” Neurons Steer Mice Toward Hydration-Boosting Liquids
The cells signal to the brain how hydrating particular beverages are, but it’s not yet clear whether they play a similar role in humans.
“Feel-Good” Neurons Steer Mice Toward Hydration-Boosting Liquids
“Feel-Good” Neurons Steer Mice Toward Hydration-Boosting Liquids

The cells signal to the brain how hydrating particular beverages are, but it’s not yet clear whether they play a similar role in humans.

The cells signal to the brain how hydrating particular beverages are, but it’s not yet clear whether they play a similar role in humans.

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Genes for Alcohol Use Disorder and Alzheimer’s Risk Overlap: Study
Emma Yasinski | Aug 24, 2021 | 4 min read
Genetic, transcriptomic, and epigenetic data reveal molecular mechanisms tying these disorders to each other and to immune disfunction.
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Alcohol-Related Deaths in US Doubled in Past Two Decades: Study
Emily Makowski | Jan 8, 2020 | 2 min read
White women had the highest increase in death rate.
The “Science” of Hangovers
Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall | Jan 1, 2019 | 3 min read
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 Scientist Staff | Dec 31, 2018 | 1 min read
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.
Different Alcoholic Drinks Tied to Different Moods
Catherine Offord | Nov 21, 2017 | 2 min read
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
Bob Grant | Sep 10, 2017 | 2 min read
Researchers claim that industry groups worldwide misrepresent the carcinogenicity of alcohol products.
The Death Toll Tied to Sweet Drinks
Kerry Grens | Jul 1, 2015 | 2 min read
Annually, about 184,000 deaths annually are linked to drinking sugary beverages, according to a new study.
Binge-Drinking Trigger?
Jef Akst | May 12, 2015 | 2 min read
Researchers identify a protein linked to excessive consumption of alcohol in animal models.
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Glass Shape Speeds Drinking
Jef Akst | Aug 31, 2012 | 2 min read
The shape of the glass holding your favorite brew can affect how quickly you get drunk.
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