Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 20, 2002
Alcoholism hurts women neuropsychologically almost the same as it hurts men
Although women are less likely than men to abuse alcohol, those that do suffer the same kinds of neuropsychological problems as alcoholic men, according to a new study published in the January issue of Neuropsychology.

Research shows social rank affects vulnerability to cocaine abuse in monkeys
Social rank, whether an individual is dominant or subordinate, has a significant influence on susceptibility to cocaine abuse in monkeys, according to research conducted at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and published by the journal Nature Neuroscience.

Researchers link gene to hereditary form of prostate cancer
For the first time, scientists have publicly reported that they found a gene on chromosome 1 that's associated with an inherited form of prostate cancer in some families
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