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Alcohol consumed during just seven weeks of intermittent binge drinking harms the liver in ways that more moderate daily drinking does not, according to researchers at UC San Francisco. The scientists discovered that just 21 binge drinking sessions in mice were enough to cause symptoms of early-stage liver disease. Binge drinking produced fatty liver tissue and triggered early stages of inflammation, both indicators of alcohol-induced liver disease.
Josh Berke is the new Director of the Alcohol and Addiction Research Group and the newly appointed Rudi Schmid Distinguished Professor of Neurology at UCSF. Dr. Berke’s work focuses on neural mechanisms underlying learning, decision-making and motivation, and how these mechanisms can go awry in neurological and psychiatric disorders. He studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge before obtaining his PhD in Neurobiology at Harvard University.