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Remembering where to get high

 

Heidelberg, 11 January 2017 - Addiction-related memories are exceptionally strong and stable, suggesting that addictive drugs remodel the brain’s circuitry in a prominent and lasting way. In the past decade, researchers have used mouse models to unravel how cellular changes in the nucleus accumbens (NAc), a brain structure involved in action selection associated with arousal and reward, may contribute to addiction-related behavior. Whereas neuronal remodeling in the NAc explains a wide range of addictive behaviors, it is not required for all of them, according to a study published today in The EMBO Journal.

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Ottoline Leyser honoured with the 2017 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award

 

Heidelberg, 9 January 2017 – EMBO and FEBS announce plant biologist Ottoline Leyser as the recipient of the tenth FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award.

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