Mouse studies suggest treatment target for alcohol problems – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Iím Joe Balintfy. In studies conducted with mice, researchers have shown that a drug that blocks a particular brain pathway provides evidence that the pathway may be a promising new target for the treatment of alcohol problems. Dr. Antonio Noronha at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism explains.
Noronha: This particular drug shows to decrease excessive alcohol consumption. The authors of the paper also show that it decreases binge drinking and alcohol seeking behaviors in rodents.
Narrator: Researchers say these findings open new avenues for study and discovery by suggesting that similar drugs might be useful treatments for alcohol problems in people. For more information, 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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