Published in Blood Weekly, March 30th, 2006
According to recent research from the United States, "Adolescence is a period of progressive changes [that take place] in [the] brain that likely contribute[s] to the maturation of behavior. Human adolescents consume large amounts of ethanol.
"To investigate the effects of ethanol on adolescent neural progenitor cells, male rats (35-40 days old) were treated with an acute dose of ethanol (1.0, 2.5 or 5.0 g/kg, i.g.) or vehicle that resulted in peak blood levels of 33, 72, and 131 mg/dL, respectively."
"Bromodeoxyuridine (300 mg/kg i.p.) was administered to...
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