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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Eric and Elliott showed some exciting data from their projects investigating the effects of the antiepileptic drug levetiracetam on cocaine- and alcohol-related behaviors at the 2012 annual RSA meeting, June 23-27 in San Francisco. Check out the posters below (and look out for these findings in press in the near future).

Elliott’s Poster:  Levetiracetam and ICSS – RSA 2012

Eric’s Poster:  Levetiracetam and Drinking – RSA 2012

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