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Yasmin Padovan-Hernandez recieves Graduate Student Research Award

Yasmin Padovan-Hernandez, a graduate student working in the Aponte Lab, received  a 2024 NIH Graduate Student Research Award (NGSRA) for the poster she presented at the NIH Graduate Student Research Symposium on February 15, 2024. Yasmin’s poster was titled was “Hypothalamic Circuits Controlling Interoceptive Hunger”. There were 12 winners out of over 120 posters. Yasmin… [Read More]

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Modeling methamphetamine use disorder and relapse in animals: Short- and long-term epigenetic, transcriptional., and biochemical consequences in the rat brain

Reviews To Read – January 2024. Published in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews by Khalid Elhadi, Atul P. Daiwile, and Jean Lud Cadet of the NIDA IRP Molecular Neuropsychiatry Research Section. Methamphetamine use disorder (MUD) is very widespread in the world because methamphetamine is easy to make and cheap to buy. Heavy users usually take the drug… [Read More]

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Combined treatment with naloxone and the alpha2 adrenoceptor antagonist atipamezole reversed brain hypoxia induced by a fentanyl-xylazine mixture in a rat model

Featured Paper of the Month – April 2024

Published in Frontiers in Public Health by Salvatore Giorgi and Brenda Curtis,  et al. of the NIDA IRP Technology and Translational Research Unit.

In this work, we apply a computational linguistic framework to measure dehumanization to 3 million news articles. We show that popular media in the U.S. has dehumanized people who used substances to varying degrees. Substances such as heroin have been strongly dehumanized for decades,  while marijuana use is becoming less dehumanized over time, aligning with increased public support for legalization.

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