Most authorities on mental health agree that the enormous psychological toll of the Covid-19 pandemic must be acknowledged and addressed before we can get back to any kind of normal, according to world-renowned expert on psychological impacts of disaster Dr. George Everly.
Long-term studies on adolescent alcohol use are revealing the effects of alcohol exposure on brain development and the genetic and environmental factors for increased risk of adolescent alcohol use, said Dr. Sandra Brown. “For over 15 years now, we’ve had evidence that the brains of youth exhibit neuroanatomical differences across ages from childhood to adolescence to young adulthood,” said Brown.
Dr. Sara Farhan delivers annual lecture honoring the late Dr. Michael DeBakey--a renowned cardiac surgeon of Lebanese descent who was revered internationally. From Beirut to Baghdad, DeBakey's life-saving cardiovascular innovations captivated doctors across the Middle East.
This December marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Over the past five decades, NIAAA-funded researchers have made great progress in advancing the understanding of how alcohol affects health.
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Hydractinia tentacles, close up. A little-known ocean-dwelling creature most commonly found growing on dead hermit crab shells may sound like an unlikely study subject for researchers, but this animal has a rare ability—it can make eggs and sperm for the duration of its lifetime. Called Hydractinia, the animal produces germ cells—precursors to eggs and sperm—nonstop throughout its life. Studying this unique ability could provide insight into the development of the human reproductive system and the formation of reproductive-based conditions and diseases in humans.