Ancestral alcohol consumption may influence your drinking behavior and responses to stress
Aging, Environment, & DiseaseImprinting and Inheritance

Ancestral alcohol consumption may influence your drinking behavior and responses to stress

Gregg E. Homanics, PhD Gregory Rompala University of Pittsburgh It has long been assumed that the father’s lifestyle choices prior to conception bared little consequence for the health of his children since DNA is largely unchanged over the lifespan. However, many controlled studies in genetically identical rodents have shown that …

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Epigenetic Basis of Substance Abuse

Substance abuse disorders are psychiatric disorders illnesses that impact patients severely in several biopsychosocial spheres. The criteria for the diagnosis of amphetamine and methamphetamine use disorders  include compulsive abuse of these substances despite adverse medicolegal consequences. Research on the basic neurobiology of these human disorders has focused on the use …

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