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Release Date: 11/20/2023 Gallery

Dr. Subhash Pandey received distinguished faculty award by the college of…

Dr. Subhash Pandey received distinguished faculty award by the college of medicine UIC on November 14, 2023. This award is presented to a senior faculty member in the College of Medicine in recognition of excellence in research, service to the profession, or distinction as an educator.

Release Date: 07/05/2023 Source: Research Society on Alcohol Gallery

2023 Distinguished Researcher Award - Dr. Subhash C. Pandey

This award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the study of alcohol abuse and alcoholism and who has demonstrated themselves to be a leader in the field.

Release Date: 02/26/2023 Source: The Guardian

Does gene editing hold the key to improving mental health?

Research suggests traumatic childhood experiences embed themselves in our brains and put us at risk of mental illness, but epigenetic editing may offer us hope of removing them.

Release Date: 09/12/2022 Source: UIC Today

How many drinks is too many?

A new rodent study shows that even small quantities of alcohol can trigger epigenomic and transciptomic changes in brain circuitry in an area that is crucial in the development of addiction.  What’s more, the University of Illinois Chicago researchers who conducted the study say that the pathways involved in priming the brain for addiction are the same ones that are associated with the highs of drinking, like euphoria and anxiolysis, the clinical term for a level of sedation in which a person is relaxed but awake. 

Release Date: 09/12/2022 Source: NIAAA Science Blog

Study Shows Gene Editing May Hold Promise for Reversing Effects of Adolescent…

Gene editing could one day help reverse anxiety and excessive drinking caused by adolescent exposure to alcohol, according to a new study in rats supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). A team of investigators led by NIAAA grantee Subhash C. Pandey, Ph.D., the Joseph A.

Release Date: 05/20/2022 Source: TheScientist

Epigenome Editing Decreases Alcohol Seeking and Anxiety in Rats

More than 15 million people worldwide struggle with alcohol use disorder, a chronic relapsing condition that can have severe consequences on a person’s physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. Despite its prevalence, few effective medications to treat alcohol addiction exist, and the risk of relapse after seeking treatment can be up to 90 percent within four years.