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  • Rat study reveals long-term effects of adolescent amphetamine abuse on the brain

    Psychology professor Joshua Gulley, left, graduate student Shuo Kang and their colleagues found that amphetamine abuse in young rats led to changes in dopamine signaling in the brain that persisted into adulthood.  

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Joshua Gulley, call 217-265-6413; email jgulley@illinois.edu.

    The paper “D1 receptor-mediated inhibition of medial prefrontal cortex neurons is disrupted in adult rats exposed to amphetamine in adolescence” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2016.02.064