HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Drinking for just eight weeks impairs learning and memory in mice

  • Previous human and animal studies have shown that chronic alcohol consumption can produce deficits in learning and memory.
  • A new rodent study is the first to show that continuous drinking for as little as eight weeks can produce deficits in learning and memory that last up to 12 weeks after drinking stopped.

Both human and animal studies have shown that chronic alcohol consumption can produce deficits in learning and memory. Rodent studies, for example, have shown that chronic alcohol consumption for six months or more can produce permanent deficits and neural damage. A rodent study in the June issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research is the first to show that continuous drinking for as little as eight weeks can produce deficits in learning and memory that last up to 12 weeks after drinking stopped.

"The learning and memory deficits we found in our mice that received eight weeks of alcohol followed by three weeks of withdrawal affect all types of learning and memory," said Susan A. Farr, associate professor of medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine and corresponding author for the study. "That is, they are global. We found deficits in every type of task we tested the mice in, from complex to simple tasks. Our study is the first to show that drinking for a duration as short as eight weeks produces lasting deficits up to at least 12 weeks after the cessation of alcohol."

"Drinking doesn't just produce a hangover," said D. Allan Butterfield, The Alumni Professor of biological and physical chemistry at the University of Kentucky. "Chronic drinking may lead to permanent cognitive deficits." Butterfield, also director of the Center of Membrane Studies, said these findings are especially troubling for college students who may engage in binge drinking. "People should exercise caution against binge drinking since cognitive deficits may ensue," he said.

Researchers fed eight-wee
'"/>


14-Jun-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Drinking 4 or more cups of coffee a day may help prevent gout
2. Drinking farm milk reduces childhood asthma and allergies but raw consumption remains unsafe
3. Drinking heavy amounts of alcohol shrinks your brain
4. Drinking during pregnancy linked to offsprings risk of alcohol disorders in early adulthood
5. Drinking pink liquid may lead to a black tongue
6. Drinking tea associated with lower risk of ovarian cancer
7. Drinking small amounts of alcohol regularly reduces risk of obesity
8. Drinking decaffeinated coffee may be harmful to heart health
9. How to lose weight and not go hungry: HU researcher develops drug that mimics feeling of fullness
10. Born to lose: How birth weight affects adult health and success
11. Studies show role of age, gender, race and weight on cancer risk and treatment

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Drinking for just eight weeks impairs learning and memory mice

(Date:5/22/2015)... Combination therapy, or polytherapy, will ... obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) as the dominant companies ... as well as Germany’s Boehringer Ingelheim compete with ... will market payers, clinicians and patients be disposed ... completely new ones? , In spite of recently ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... May 22, 2015 “It’s like ... SLP, RAC-CT, CHHRP-QT, Vice President of Clinical Operations/Education ... important ‘language’ that impacts how care is coded ... in long term care reimbursement, operations and compliance ... and talent management, launches a new series of ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... 2015 Carnegie Science Center ... a new partnership to develop BodyTech, a dynamic, three-pronged ... initiative includes a new exhibit at the Science Center ... and a new traveling science show, Anatomy Adventure, which ... , Designed to explore a wide range of ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Memorial Day weekend is typically ... is offering some tips to help promote safe travel. ... will be 383 traffic fatalities this Memorial Day weekend. Amica ... Highway Traffic Safety Association: , , ... is wearing a seatbelt, whether they’re driving or riding along ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... 2015 Power Systems is proud to announce ... race season. Drobeck is in his second year of racing ... with the Missoula Fire Department in Missoula, MT. He entered ... 2014. During his career, he has had 15 1st Place ... top 10 finishes in all seven of his 2014 races, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder Therapeutics Market Discussed in In-demand FirstWord Report Published at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:Harmony Healthcare International Takes the Lead in Launching ICD-10 Coding Transition in Post-Acute Care 2Health News:Harmony Healthcare International Takes the Lead in Launching ICD-10 Coding Transition in Post-Acute Care 3Health News:Carnegie Science Center, Allegheny Health Network Partner to Create BodyTech 2Health News:Carnegie Science Center, Allegheny Health Network Partner to Create BodyTech 3Health News:Carnegie Science Center, Allegheny Health Network Partner to Create BodyTech 4Health News:Amica Has 4 Road Safety Tips for Memorial Day Weekend 2
(Date:5/22/2015)... THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. , May 22, ... today announced the Company has commenced termination ... commercialization of brodalumab with AstraZeneca (LON:AZN, STO:AZN ... investigational IL-17 inhibitor, is in development for ... and axial spondyloarthritis.  The decision was based ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... 22, 2015  Effective staffing of key marketing ... and success. Research and consulting ... provide pharmaceutical and biotech marketing managers with metrics ... that are being channeled into marketing operations of ... can utilize this report to benchmark their own ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... Electrophysiologist Kevin Makati, M.D. with St. ... Boston, MA to speak about ... Society conference. These scientific sessions drew more than ... people and technology that propel their specialty forward. ... invasive cardiac operation that combines the expertise of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Amgen to terminate participation in co-development and commercialization of brodalumab 2Amgen to terminate participation in co-development and commercialization of brodalumab 3Amgen to terminate participation in co-development and commercialization of brodalumab 4Amgen to terminate participation in co-development and commercialization of brodalumab 5Effective Marketing Services Group Critical for Pharmaceutical Brand Recognition 2St. Joseph's Hospital Heart Institute Physician Presents at Heart Rhythm Society 2St. Joseph's Hospital Heart Institute Physician Presents at Heart Rhythm Society 3
Cached News: