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Ersche et al in Science and the worldwide media

last modified Mar 20, 2012 02:38 PM

Just a note to let you know of the publication of the following research article in Science yesterday:

K.D. Ersche; P.S. Jones; G.B. Williams; A.J. Turton; T.W.Robbins; E.T. Bullmore "Abnormal Brain Structure Implicated in Stimulant Drug Addiction," Science 3 February 2012: Vol. 335 no. 6068 pp. 601-604 DOI:10.1126/science.1214463
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/335/6068/601.abstract

A comment on these findings by Nora Volkow is also published in the same issue http://www.sciencemag.org/content/335/6068/546.summary


Karen et al's article has already attracted considerable media interest worldwide, as follows:

BBC News (including vidoe feature broadcast last night on 'BBC News at 10'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-16854593
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16861495

Science Now
http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/02/primed-for-addiction.html

NewsFeeder Researcher
http://newsfeedresearcher.com/data/articles_m5_2/drug-brain-addiction.html

Sky News
http://www.skynews.com.au/health/article.aspx?id=714497&vId=

Science News
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/338139/title/Addicts_and_siblings_share_brain_features

Medical News Today
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/241123.php

Mail on line
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2095788/Drug-addiction-hereditary-siblings-brain-abnormality-makes-self-control-difficult.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Medill Reports, Chicago
http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=199808

Third Age
http://www.thirdage.com/news/drug-addiction-may-spring-from-inherited-brain-abnormalities_02-02-2012

SFGate, San Franciso Chronicle
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/02/02/bloomberg_articlesLYS1CI1A74E901-LYS3Z.DTL

My Health News Daily
http://www.myhealthnewsdaily.com/2191-drug-addiction-brain-genetic.html

Discover Magazine
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2012/02/02/abnormal-brain-structures-hint-at-poor-self-control-and-vulnerability-to-drug-addiction/

AFP
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hRYzAN6mKziRfVtsawcTXF6Mnwww?docId=CNG.024359129817f80d27d8ccd84469c668.361

Global Post
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/120202/study-suggests-some-brains-are-wired-addiction

Chinese EurekALert
http://chinese.eurekalert.org/en/pub_releases/2012-02/aaft-daa013012.php