One of the many negative consequences when fetuses are exposed
to alcohol in the womb is an increased risk for drug addiction
later in life. Neuroscientists in UB'sResearch Institute on
Addictions are discovering why.
Rina Das Eiden, senior research scientist in UB’s Research
Institute on Addictions, has been named chair of the Psychosocial
Development, Risk and Prevention Study Section in the NIH’s
Center for Scientific Review.
New research from UB's Research Institute on Addictions that
explored the potential side effects of the stimulant drug Ritalin
on those without ADHD showed changes in brain chemistry associated
with risk-taking behavior, sleep disruption and other undesirable