Mouse studies suggest treatment target for alcohol problems – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Iím Joe Balintfy. A molecular pathway in the brainís reward system appears to contribute to alcohol abuse. Dr. Antonio Noronha at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism explains, addiction can be thought of as a maladaptive form of learning and memory.
Noronha: And since this pathway has been implicated in mechanisms in learning and memory, we believe that this particular pathway... contributes to maladaptive form of memory that leads to or results in alcohol abuse disorders.
Narrator: Though conducted in mice, the study also provides evidence that the pathway may be a promising new target for the treatment of alcohol problems. For details, visit www.niaaa.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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