UMass Neuroscience Publications – July 2020

Dr. Rebecca Ready

This month’s featured researcher is Rebecca Ready. Rebecca is a Professor and Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. She is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and of the American Psychological Association and heads the Aging, Emotion, and Cognition Lab here at UMass. This month she had a paper appear in PubMed in which a team validated testing measure to determine outcomes of patients with Huntington’s Disease.

Here’s what else is new for ‘ ”University of Massachusetts” AND Amherst AND neuroscience’ in PubMed. These publications appeared on line in July. They are just a fraction of the research that occurs on campus. You can click on the PubMed ID to find the publication.

1: Bittman EL. Circadian Function in Multiple Cell Types Is Necessary for Proper Timing of the Preovulatory LH Surge. J Biol Rhythms. 2019;34(6):622-633. doi:10.1177/0748730419873511 PMID: 31530063

2: Evans EA, Zhu Y, Yoo C, Huang D, Hser YI. Criminal justice outcomes over 5 years after randomization to buprenorphine-naloxone or methadone treatment for opioid use disorder. Addiction. 2019;114(8):1396-1404. doi:10.1111/add.14620 PMID: 30916463

3: Chen W, Allen SG, Qian W, et al. Biophysical Phenotyping and Modulation of ALDH+ Inflammatory Breast Cancer Stem-Like Cells. Small. 2019;15(5):e1802891. doi:10.1002/smll.201802891 PMID: 30632269

4: Rodberg E. Stress-Induced Increases in Locus Coeruleus Norepinephrine Underlie Extinction Learning Deficits. J Neurosci. 2020;40(29):5512-5514. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0677-20.2020 PMID: 32669401

5: Sinha S, Jones BM, Traniello IM, et al. Behavior-related gene regulatory networks: A new level of organization in the brain [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 13]. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020;201921625. doi:10.1073/pnas.1921625117 PMID: 32661177

6: Hernandez JS, Moorman DE. Orbitofrontal Cortex Encodes Preference for Alcohol. eNeuro. 2020;7(4):ENEURO.0402-19.2020. Published 2020 Jul 16. doi:10.1523/ENEURO.0402-19.2020 PMID: 32661066

7: Pereira M, Morrell JI. Infralimbic Cortex Biases Preference Decision Making for Offspring over Competing Cocaine-Associated Stimuli in New Mother Rats. eNeuro. 2020;7(4):ENEURO.0460-19.2020. Published 2020 Jul 13. doi:10.1523/ENEURO.0460-19.2020 PMID: 32631896

8: Hernandez JS, Binette AN, Rahman T, Tarantino JD, Moorman DE. Chemogenetic Inactivation of Orbitofrontal Cortex Decreases Cue-Induced Reinstatement of Ethanol and Sucrose Seeking in Male and Female Wistar Rats [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 6]. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2020;10.1111/acer.14407. doi:10.1111/acer.14407 PMID: 32628778

9: Beltz AM, Beery AK, Becker JB. Analysis of sex differences in pre-clinical and clinical data sets. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2019;44(13):2155-2158. doi:10.1038/s41386-019-0524-3 PMID: 31527863

10: Katz PS. The conservative bias of life scientists [published correction appears in Curr Biol. 2019 Sep 9;29(17):2970-2971]. Curr Biol. 2019;29(14):R666-R667. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2019.05.066 PMID: 31336077

11: Joel S, Eastwick PW, Allison CJ, et al. Machine learning uncovers the most robust self-report predictors of relationship quality across 43 longitudinal couples studies [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 27]. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020;201917036. doi:10.1073/pnas.1917036117 PMID: 32719123

12: Broderick JP, Elm JJ, Janis LS, et al. National Institutes of Health StrokeNet During the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond. Stroke. 2020;51(8):2580-2586. doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.030417 PMID: 32716819

13: Jones BJ, Spencer RMC. Sleep preserves subjective and sympathetic emotional response of memories. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2019;166:107096. doi:10.1016/j.nlm.2019.107096 PMID: 31585163

14: Carlozzi NE, Goodnight S, Kratz AL, et al. Validation of Neuro-QoL and PROMIS Mental Health Patient Reported Outcome Measures in Persons with Huntington Disease. J Huntingtons Dis. 2019;8(4):467-482. doi:10.3233/JHD-190364 PMID: 31424415