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6/3/2015

CEXS-UPF: Effects of alcohol and cannabis consumption on the adult brain and behaviour

CEXS-UPF: Effects of alcohol and cannabis consumption on the adult brain and behaviour


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The Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality has published in the Official State Gazette the decision of 4 December awarding eleven grants to pursue research projects on drug addiction, within the call of the National Drug Plan. At this call, researchers from the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences have received two of these grants which started in early 2015 for a period of three years.

Olga Valverde, head of the Neurobiology of Behaviour Research Group (GReNeC), with a provision of 87,213 euros is to carry out the project "Effects of a maternal deprivation model on alcohol and cannabinoid consumption in adolescent mice".

Fernando Berrendero, researcher at the Laboratory of Neuropharmacology with a provision of 90,620 euros is to conduct the research: "Exposure to cannabinoids during adolescence and their influence on the regulation of aversive and rewarding associative memories: the role of the hypocretinergic system".

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