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How sugar affects the brain

Published: Feb 11th, 2014

Nicole Avena, PhD explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation. When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take […]


Moms’ High-Fat, Sugary Diets May Lead to Heavy Offspring With a Taste for Alcohol, Sensitivity to Drugs, Research Finds

Published: Aug 5th, 2013

Nicole Avena, PhD, a research neuroscientist with the University of Florida’s McKnight Brain Institute, says the rise in prenatal and childhood obesity and the rise in number of youths abusing […]


High-Fat Habits Hard to Break

Published: Dec 27th, 2012

University of Florida’s Dr. Nicole Avena talks about the growing number of studies that have begun to suggest that certain kinds of food can truly be addictive

Research Opportunities

Published: Jun 29th, 2012

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science for Life Program University Scholars Program The Junior Honors Medical Program (JHMP) – Are you approaching your sophomore year? Consider applying for this rewarding 7 […]

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Lecture Newsletters

Published: Dec 6th, 2011

2014   Non-invasive Brain Stimulation Methods for Treating Addictions- Moving beyond Olds and Milner Mark S.George, MD University Distinguished Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Radiology and Neurology,  MUSC Director, Specialty Division, […]