The featured researcher is Heather Richardson, who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Heather’s lab studies the neurobiology of stress and addiction. They have two papers that just appeared in Pubmed authored by two of her graduate students in the Neuroscience & Behavior graduate program. Andrea Silva-Gotay is the first author on a paper published in the journal Neuropharmacology that examines the effect of alcohol on Interleukin-1 beta and Toll-like receptor 4 gene expression in adolescent rats. The other paper is authored by Annabelle Flores-Bonilla, a 2nd year PhD student, who is featured in the Student spotlight this month.
Here’s what else is new for ‘ ”University of Massachusetts” AND Amherst AND neuroscience’ in PubMed. These publications appeared online in September and October. They are just a fraction of the neuroscience research that occurs on campus. You can click on the PubMed ID to find the publication.
1: Ash GI, Stults-Kolehmainen M, Busa MA,… Pitsiladis YP, Gerstein MB. Establishing a Global Standard for Wearable Devices in Sport and Exercise Medicine: Perspectives from Academic and Industry Stakeholders. Sports Med. 2021 Sep 1. doi: 10.1007/s40279-021-01543-5. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34468950.
2: Flores-Bonilla A, De Oliveira B, Silva-Gotay A, Lucier KW, Richardson HN. Shortening time for access to alcohol drives up front-loading behavior, bringing consumption in male rats to the level of females. Biol Sex Differ. 2021 Sep 15;12(1):51. doi: 10.1186/s13293-021-00395-y. PMID: 34526108; PMCID: PMC8444481.
3: Bittman EL. Entrainment Is NOT Synchronization: An Important Distinction and Its Implications. J Biol Rhythms. 2021 Apr;36(2):196-199. doi: 10.1177/0748730420972817. Epub 2020 Nov 25. PMID: 33238802.
4: Rothenberg WA,… Deater-Deckard K,… Peña Alampay L. Examining effects of parent warmth and control on internalizing behavior clusters from age 8 to 12 in 12 cultural groups in nine countries. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2020 Apr;61(4):436-446. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.13138. Epub 2019 Oct 31. PMID: 31667849; PMCID: PMC7078039.
5: Karatsoreos IN. Neuroinflammation May Indeed Be a Major Player in Opioid Use Disorder in Humans. Biol Psychiatry. 2021 Oct 15;90(8):511-512. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2021.08.005. PMID: 34556204.
6: Zhu Y, Mooney LJ, Yoo C, Evans EA, Kelleghan A, Saxon AJ, Curtis ME, Hser YI. Psychiatric comorbidity and treatment outcomes in patients with opioid use disorder: Results from a multisite trial of buprenorphine-naloxone and methadone. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021 Aug 28;228:108996. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108996. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34555691.
7: Fitzroy AB, Kainec KA, Spencer RMC. Aging-related changes in nap neuroscillatory activity are mediated and moderated by grey matter volume. Eur J Neurosci. 2021 Sep 19. doi: 10.1111/ejn.15468. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34541728.
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. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2020 Sep;44(9):1769-1782. doi: 10.1111/acer.14407. Epub 2020 Jul 26. PMID: 32628778; PMCID: PMC7722059.
9: Bowers K, Ding L, Yolton K, Ji H, Nidey N, Meyer J, Ammerman RT, Van Ginkel J, Folger A. Pregnancy and Infant Development (PRIDE)-a preliminary observational study of maternal adversity and infant development. BMC Pediatr. 2021 Oct 15;21(1):452. doi: 10.1186/s12887-021-02801-1. PMID: 34649513.
10: Calabrese EJ, Mattson MP, Dhawan G, Kapoor R, Calabrese V, Giordano J. Hormesis: A potential strategic approach to the treatment of neurodegenerative disease. Int Rev Neurobiol. 2020;155:271-301. doi: 10.1016/bs.irn.2020.03.024. Epub 2020 Aug 11. PMID: 32854857.
11. Silva-Gotay A, Davis J, Tavares ER, Richardson HN. Alcohol drinking during early adolescence activates microglial cells and increases frontolimbic Interleukin-1 beta and Toll-like receptor 4 gene expression, with heightened sensitivity in male rats compared to females. Neuropharmacology. 2021 Oct 1;197:108698. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2021.108698. Epub 2021 Jul 9. PMID: 34252404.