Archive for November, 2013

The second paper from our lab on the effects of the antiepileptic drug, levetiracetam (Keppra), on alcohol-related behaviors in C57BL/6J mice has been accepted for publication in Behavioural Pharmacology. Eric Fish (formerly of the Malanga Lab, now in the Sulik Lab) and Abi Agoglia (Hodge Lab) were first and second authors. Michael Krouse (formerly of the Malanga Lab, now a medical student at VCU), Grant Muller (Malanga Lab), and Elliott Robinson (Malanga Lab) also contributed. This work, together with Elliott’s paper earlier this year in Neuropsychopharmacology, suggests that levetiracetam may have different effects on different individual patterns of alcohol drinking; and may have clinical utility in some patients with alcohol abuse disorders. Congratulations especially to Abi Agoglia on her (record-breaking) second publication from a single lab rotation!

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