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A paper entitled “Pathway-specific dopaminergic deficits in a mouse model of Angelman syndrome” from the Malanga Lab was recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (Impact Factor = 13.1). This work was the result of a collaboration between the Malanga Lab, the Philpot Lab in the Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology, and the Wightman Lab in the Department of Chemistry. Thorfinn Riday (Philpot Lab) and Elyse Dankoski (Wightman Lab), graduate students in the UNC Neurobiology Curriculum, were first and second authors, respectively. Eric Fish and Michael Krouse (Malanga Lab) also contributed.

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Our recent publication in Behavioural Brain Research comparing the behavioral effects of the “bath salt” mephedrone to those of cocaine was featured on the UNC School of Medicine Vital Signs webpage and received national and international attention. See the links below for press coverage.

UNC School of Medicine: http://www.med.unc.edu/neurology/news/synthetic-stimulants-called-2018bath-salts2019-act-in-the-brain-like-cocaine

In the United States: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2012/07/26/illegal-bath-salts-mimic-cocaine-in-the-brain-study

In the United Kingdom: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2178325/Meow-meow-Banned-bath-salts-effect-brain-way-cocaine.html

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