In This Issue
A New Approach to Improve Diagnosis of Alcohol Use Disorder
Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a highly heterogenous disorder, meaning affected individuals differ in their drinking patterns, motivations for drinking, and clinical signs and symptoms, as well as the neurobiological, genetic, and environmental factors that contribute to alcohol misuse. More...
Multisite Clinical Trial of Promising Drug Treatment for AUD Highlights Efforts of NIAAA’s Division of Medications Development
A new medication called ABT-436 that targets the brain’s stress systems may help reduce alcohol use in people with alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to a recent study led by researchers in NIAAA’s extramural Division of Medications Development (DMD). More...
A Closer Look
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is a type of magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, that is used to map white-matter pathways in a living brain.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Strategic Plan, 2017–2021, was released in spring 2017.
Beginning in fall 2017, physicians will have the opportunity to become certified in the subspecialty of addiction medicine.
News From the Field
NIAAA-supported researchers have discovered that extracellular vesicles (EVs) released by liver cells in a mouse model of alcoholic steatohepatitis (ASH) contain a micro ribonucleic acid (miRNA) signature detectable in the blood.
A relatively simple and inexpensive test based on heart rate patterns has been shown to effectively identify infants at risk of developmental delay due to prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE).
Community-based and individual-level prevention strategies are effective in reducing alcohol use among American Indian and other youth living in rural communities, an NIAAA-supported study reports.
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Clinical Research Psychologist, Office of the Clinical Director, NIAAA
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