Advances in Research on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

News From The Field

Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Changes Mouse Brain Circuitry Involved in Decision Making

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Prenatal alcohol exposure is a leading preventable cause of birth defects and neurodevelopmental abnormalities in the United States. It can lead to learning, memory, and impulsivity problems in both children and adults.


Alcoholic Hepatitis Network

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Alcoholic hepatitis (AH) is a severe, sudden-onset form of alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD) with high mortality—from 30 percent to 50 percent within 3 months of diagnosis.


NIAAA Trainees Network Virtually at National Institutes of Health (NIH) Postbac Poster Day

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The NIH postbac intramural research training award (IRTA) program provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional school an opportunity to spend a year or two performing full-time research at NIH.


Supporting Research on Alcohol and COVID-19

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In response to the urgent need for research on how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is affecting many aspects of health, NIAAA has issued a funding opportunity to encourage research on the complex relationships between alcohol consumption and COVID-19.


NIAAA to Host Webinar on Interventions in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

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Developing culturally appropriate interventions to prevent alcohol-related problems among American Indian and Alaska Native communities is a priority of NIAAA-supported research.

5 Questions With…

Bill Dunty, Ph.D.

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NIAAA FASD Research Coordinator and Program Director, Division of Metabolism and Health Effects (DMHE)