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Brain Organoids Reveal in Detail the Harms of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

November 18, 2022

UC San Diego researchers used human brain organoids to study the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on neural development, revealing significant harms in molecular detail.

Study Finds Women Who Drink Alcohol Before Pregnancy Less Likely To Take Multivitamins

April 30, 2013

…Medicine, have found a link between multivitamin use and alcohol consumption before pregnancy, uncovering a need for education about the importance of vitamin supplementation, particularly among women who drink alcohol during their childbearing years.

UC San Diego’s Brown Briefs Congress on Brain Development, Substance Use in Young

November 20, 2014

…the National Consortium on Alcohol and Neurodevelopment in Adolescence study, demonstrated long-term cognitive impairments sustained by teens who abuse alcohol, whether by itself or in combination with other drugs. Generally, she told those attending the Congressional briefing, that while adolescent substance-users perform worse on a variety of cognitive-function tests, those…

Alcohol Also Damages the Liver by Allowing Bacteria to Infiltrate

February 10, 2016

Alcohol itself can directly damage liver cells. Now researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report evidence that alcohol is also harmful to the liver for a second reason — it allows gut bacteria to migrate to the liver, promoting alcohol-induced liver disease. The study, conducted in…

“Don’t Drink” Coasters Urge Local Pregnant Women to Avoid Alcohol

September 9, 2013

San Diegans will be reminded of the dangers of mixing alcohol and pregnancy thanks to a beverage coaster campaign led by the new Southern California chapter of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, in partnership with University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

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.

New Study Links Timing of Alcohol Exposure In Pregnancy and FAS Physical Features

January 17, 2012

Researchers at the California Teratogen Information Service (CTIS) Pregnancy Health Information Line, a state-wide non-profit organization based at the University of California, San Diego, have found new links between the timing of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and certain characteristics of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS).

Genetically Influenced Responses to Alcohol Affect Brain Activation

October 17, 2011

…in individuals with a low level of response to alcohol may contribute to their inability to recognize modest levels of alcohol intoxication. Their findings could provide the potential to identify individuals who are at risk for developing an alcohol-use disorder before it develops – in essence, providing a marker for…

Grant Supports Education Programs Emphasizing Driving Unimpaired, Focus on Teens

November 14, 2022

Researchers at The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science at University of California San Diego are working with law enforcement and health professionals to develop educational programs and interventions that reduce traffic-related injuries and deaths.

Local Bars and Restaurants Urge Pregnant Women Not to Drink

September 5, 2014

…the word out that alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix, volunteers with the Southern California affiliate of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (SoCal NOFAS) are handing out “Pregnant? Don’t Drink” coasters to San Diego area bars and restaurants on Tuesday, September 9th as part of International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum…

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