domingo, 19 de febrero de 2017

New Issue of The Spectrum Is Now Available

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Volume 9, Issue 1 Is Now Available!

NIAAA Spectrum Webzine

NIAAA Spectrum is an online Webzine published by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. It includes feature-length stories, new research findings from the field, image and data analyses, and an interview with an NIAAA staff member or alcohol researcher. The latest issue is now available. The full table of contents is presented below.

In This Issue

NIAAA Plays Integral Role in First Surgeon General's Report on Addiction

On November 17, 2016, NIAAA Director George F. Koob, Ph.D., joined other leading scientific and health experts in a national summit at the historic Paramount Theater in Los Angeles, California, as Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., released the first-ever Surgeon General’s report dedicated to substance misuse and substance use disorders. More...

A Second Challenge Competition for the Wearable Alcohol Biosensor

Many alcohol studies rely on participants to self-report how much and how often they drink, which can, at times, result in unreliable data. Biomarkers (biological markers) based on indicators in blood or other bodily fluids can be objective measures of alcohol use.  More...


On December 19, 2016, HBO Documentary Films premiered Risky Drinking, which follows the stories of four people whose drinking dramatically affects their relationships and their lives.
In recent months, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced several steps emphasizing a renewed focus on patient safety at the Clinical Center, its award-winning research hospital.
Andrew Holmes, Ph.D., has won the prestigious Daniel H. Efron Research Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP).


M. Katherine Jung, Ph.D., has been selected as Director of the Division of Metabolism and Health Effects (DMHE), and David Goldman, M.D., has been selected as Clinical Director of NIAAA.

News From the Field

Liver fibrosis is a consequence of chronic liver injury associated with alcoholic or nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, viral hepatitis, or metabolic diseases, and can lead to cirrhosis and even cancer.
A recent NIAAA-funded study in rats has shown that a mother’s alcohol use before conception could have negative effects on her child’s health and response to stress during adulthood.

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