Just a few drinks can change how memories are formed

November 14, 2018
Booze on the brain

Studying fruit flies, researchers at Brown University found that alcohol hijacks a conserved memory pathway in the brain, forming the cravings that fuel addiction. The pink areas are the fly's memory centers and the green dots are where the first molecular signaling "domino" Notch has been activated.

Credit: Kaun Lab/Brown University

Researchers at Brown found that alcohol hijacks a conserved memory pathway in the brain and changes which versions of genes are made, forming the cravings that fuel addiction.

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