This two-day conference, held 29th Feb - 3rd March in San Antonio, Texas focuses on translational aspects of addiction research among chemists, biologists, and behavioural scientists.
The 2019 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Alcohol-Induced End Organ Diseases "Inflammation and Cell Death: Mechanisms of Tissue Injury by Alcohol" will provide a unique forum to bring together a diverse range of young and established scientists who are studying alcohol-related organ damage.
Drugs of abuse target discrete collections of nerve cells - called circuits- in the brain that normally regulate responses to natural rewards in the environment, like food, sex, and social interactions.
Problem gambling in the UK is reported to affect around 590,000 people.
The condition can be treated via a range of approaches, including cognitive behavioural therapy and medication.
Published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, a new study carried out by researchers from Imperial College London has found that gambling addiction activates the same brain pathways as drug and alcohol cravings.