Tag Archives: MBNI

Does motherhood dampen the effects of cocaine?

Mother rats respond much differently to cocaine than female rats that have never given birth, according to new University of Michigan research that looks at both behavior and brain chemistry. The findings may help lay the groundwork for more tailored human addiction treatment, based on scientific understanding of how gender, hormones and life experience impact

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National mental health research award goes to U-M duo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A pair of University of Michigan mental health researchers who are partners in both research and life have won a prestigious national prize for their studies on the biological roots of emotions, mental illness and substance abuse. Huda Akil, Ph.D., and Stanley J. Watson, M.D., Ph.D., who co-direct the U-M Medical School’s

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U-M among international group to find genetic variants that may contribute to bipolar disorder, schizophrenia

Several newly discovered genetic variants may increase the risk of developing bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or both, according to an international research consortium that includes the University of Michigan School of Public Health and U-M Health System. Laura Scott, associate research scientist at U-M SPH, led the SPH group that participated along with more than 250

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