UMass Neurosciences Publications – Sept 2019

This month’s featured researcher is Eric Bittman. Eric is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology. His lab studies the molecular and neural bases for circadian rhythms. His most recent paper appears in the Journal of Biological Rhythms. He recently showed how certain gene alleles alter the function of the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus in ways that may contribute to changes in circadian rhythms.

Here’s what else is new for ‘ ”University of Massachusetts” AND Amherst AND neuroscience’ in PubMed. These publications appeared on line in September. They are just a fraction of the research that occurs on campus.

1: Evans EA, Yoo C, Huang D, Saxon AJ, Hser YI. Effects of access barriers and medication acceptability on buprenorphine-naloxone treatment utilization over 2 years: Results from a multisite randomized trial of adults with opioid use disorder. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2019 Nov;106:19-28. doi:10.1016/j.jsat.2019.08.002. Epub 2019 Aug 7. PubMed PMID: 31540607; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6756169.

2: Jones BJ, Mackay A, Mantua J, Schultz KS, Spencer RMC. The role of sleep in emotional memory processing in middle age. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2018 Nov;155:208-215. doi: 10.1016/j.nlm.2018.08.002. Epub 2018 Aug 3. PubMed PMID:30081153; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6360141.

1: Bittman EL. Circadian Function in Multiple Cell Types Is Necessary for Proper
Timing of the Preovulatory LH Surge. J Biol Rhythms. 2019 Sep 17:748730419873511.
doi: 10.1177/0748730419873511. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31530063.

2: Beltz AM, Beery AK, Becker JB. Analysis of sex differences in pre-clinical and clinical data sets. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2019 Sep 17. doi: 10.1038/s41386-019-0524-3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31527863.

3: Caballero JP, Scarpa GB, Remage-Healey L, Moorman DE. Differential Effects of Dorsal and Ventral Medial Prefrontal Cortex Inactivation during Natural Reward Seeking, Extinction, and Cue-Induced Reinstatement. eNeuro. 2019 Sep 25;6(5).pii: ENEURO.0296-19.2019. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0296-19.2019. Print 2019 Sep/Oct. PubMed PMID: 31519696.

4: Phillips KA, Tukan AN, Rigodanzo AD, Reusch RT, Brasky KM, Meyer JS. Quantification of hair cortisol concentration in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) and tufted capuchins (Cebus apella). Am J Primatol. 2018 Jul;80(7):e22879. doi:10.1002/ajp.22879. Epub 2018 Jun 4. PubMed PMID: 29862532; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6481164.

5: Paul MJ, Probst CK, Brown LM, de Vries GJ. Dissociation of Puberty and
Adolescent Social Development in a Seasonally Breeding Species. Curr Biol. 2018
Apr 2;28(7):1116-1123.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.02.030. Epub 2018 Mar 15.
PubMed PMID: 29551412; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5882557.

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