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Special One-day Symposium: 20 Years of the Jacob P. Waletzky Award

On November 16, 2023, the NIDA-IRP will be hosting a special symposium celebrating 20 years of the Jacob P. Waletzky award. The Jacob P. Waletzky Award is given by the Society for Neuroscience to an early career scientist  whose independent research has led to significant conceptual and empirical contributions to the understanding of drug addiction…. [Read More]

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Targeting orexin receptors: Recent advances in the development of subtype selective or dual ligands for the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders

Reviews To Read – April 2023. Published in Medical Research Reviews with contributions from Alessandro Bonifazi and Lily Saab of the NIDA IRP Medicinal Chemistry Section. This review, written in collaboration between authors from the Medicinal Chemistry Section (NIDA-IRP) and the Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology Units at the University of Camerino (Italy), is focused on the development of… [Read More]

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Featured Papers

Waving Through the Window: A Model of Volitional Social Interaction in Female Mice.

Featured Paper of the Month – August 2023
Published in Biological Psychiatry by Leslie Ramsey, and Marco Venniro, et al. of the NIDA IRP Neurobiology of Relapse Section.

Using a battery of behavioral tests, we demonstrated that female CD1 mice find social interaction more rewarding compared to female C57BL/6J mice. Our data show that CD1 mice are a better strain for studying female social reward learning.

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