Author: University of Illinois Chicago

A recent animal study shows gene editing reverses brain genetic reprogramming caused by adolescent binge drinking.Gene editing reverses brain genetic reprogramming caused by adolescent binge drinking.Gene editing may be a potential treatment for anxiety and alcohol use disorder in adults who were exposed to binge drinking in their adolescence, according to the findings of an animal study published on May 4, 2022, in the journal Science Advances.The study was issued by researchers from the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) who have been studying the effects of early-life binge drinking on health later in life.In earlier research, the UIC team found…

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Health experts caution U.S. leaders and health officials against ‘new normal’ strategies for COVID-19, warning that they fail to incorporate important lessons from the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.Strategies ignore COVID pandemic’s early lessons around chronic diseases.Experts are cautioning U.S. leaders and health officials against national strategies for a “new normal” of life with COVID-19.The warning, published in a Journal of General Internal Medicine viewpoint, contends that discussions of a new normal fail to incorporate key lessons from the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the significant role of noncommunicable chronic diseases in exacerbating COVID-19 and…

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