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Electronic Health Records Unlock Genetics of Tobacco Use Disorder

April 17, 2024

By utilizing the power of electronic medical records, researchers from UC San Diego are uncovering the genetics of tobacco use, which would help scientists discover new ways to stop occasional tobacco use from evolving into tobacco use disorder.

E-Cigarettes and Mental Health

May 13, 2014

…e-cigarettes and three times as likely to be current users of the controversial battery-powered nicotine-delivery devices, as people without mental health disorders.

Alcohol Use Linked to Lower Connectivity in Brain Areas that Process Emotions

February 8, 2022

People at risk of developing alcohol use disorder show lower functional connectivity between brain regions involved in processing facial expressions. Future psychoeducation programs focused on improving social and emotional processing may help prevent alcohol use disorder.

Massive Study Links Nearly 600 Genomic Regions to Self-Regulating Behaviors

August 26, 2021

Researchers identified 579 locations in the human genome associated with a predisposition to self-regulation-related behaviors, such as addiction. With data from 1.5 million people of European descent, the effort is one of the largest genome-wide association studies to date.

Boosting the Powers of Genomic Science

April 25, 2013

In a pair of papers published in PLOS Genetics, two diverse teams of scientists, both headed by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, describe novel statistical models that more broadly and deeply identify associations between bits of sequenced DNA called single nucleotide polymorphisms or SNPs…

Cellular Atlas of Amygdala Reveals New Treatment Target for Cocaine Addiction

October 5, 2023

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have used single-cell sequencing to identify a potential new treatment for cocaine addiction and shed new light on the molecular underpinnings of addiction.

A Deep Dive Into the Genetics of Alcohol Consumption

April 5, 2024

Some people have genes that protect them from alcohol abuse. An examination of databases at 23andMe reveal that those same alcohol-protective variants have associations with conditions and behaviors that may have nothing to do with alcohol.

Large Study Identifies Genetic Variants Linked to Risk Tolerance and Risky Behaviors

January 14, 2019

An international group that includes researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine has identified 124 genetic variants associated with a person’s willingness to take risks, as reported in a study published January 14, 2019 in Nature Genetics.

Mapping the Mouse Brain Helps Reveal What Makes Us Human

December 14, 2023

As part of a national initiative better understand how the brain works, researchers from UC San Diego have analyzed more than 2.3 million individual brain cells from mice to create a comprehensive map of the mouse brain.

Varenicline Helps Smokers with Depression to Quit Smoking

September 9, 2013

In a Pfizer-sponsored clinical trial to assess the effect of varenicline (Chantix®) on smoking cessation, as well as mood and anxiety levels in smokers with current or a history of depression, researchers concluded that the drug does help some of these patients to quit smoking without worsening symptoms of depression…

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