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McElligott Lab Receives $2-million NIH Grant to Study Opioid Withdrawal
The UNC Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies lab of Zoe McElligott, PhD, will investigate how opioid withdrawal changes neurons in particular parts of the brain, with the goals of understanding the basic biology of opioid use disorder and helping people affected by the condition.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / April 16
Scientists Discover How Neuroactive Steroids Dampen Inflammatory Signaling in Immune System and Brain
Led by Leslie Morrow, PhD, research shows how new compounds could target specific brain cell receptors to treat a wide variety of conditions, such as alcoholism, Alzheimer’s, depression, and posttraumatic stress.
Located in News / 2019 / February
CBD, THC Use During Early Pregnancy Can Disrupt Fetal Development
UNC School of Medicine researchers are the first to show in animal models that components of marijuana, including its cannabinoids THC and CBD, can cause brain and facial birth defects if used during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Located in News / 2019 / November
NIH renews grant funding the Bowles Alcohol Research Center
The center, established 20 years ago and led by Fulton Crews, PhD, will receive more than $8.7 million over five years to continue research on the effects of alcohol on the brain.
Located in News / 2017 / November