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The Biology of Addiction - A Free Webinar from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

NEW YORK, March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is hosting a free interactive webinar on "The Biology of Addiction" on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, from 2pm to 3pm ESTEric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D., Nash Family Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Friedman Brain Institute at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, will discuss drugs of abuse that corrupt brain regions and circuits. During this Webinar, Dr. Nestler will describe the molecular, cellular, and circuit actions of drugs of abuse and how knowledge gained from this work can be used to develop more effective treatments of addiction. Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., President and CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation and host of the public television show "Healthy Minds," will be the moderator.  Join by phone or on the web at

This is the second in a series of free monthly "Meet the Scientist" webinars on the latest developments in psychiatry offered by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.

BBRF awards research grants to develop improved treatments, cures, and methods of prevention for mental illness. These illnesses include addiction, ADHD, anxiety, autism, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, and schizophrenia. Since 1987, the Foundation has awarded more than $394 million to fund more than 4,700 leading scientists around the world, which has led to over $3.9 billion in additional funding. 100% of every dollar donated for research is invested in our research grants.  The Foundation's operating expenses are covered by separate foundation grants.


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