Vol 6. Issue 34 / November 6, 2006


George Koob Heads New Journal of Addiction Medicine
Scripps Research Institute Professor George Koob has been appointed senior editor-in-chief of the Journal of Addiction Medicine, a new official publication of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. The Journal of Addiction Medicine, published quarterly, will offer peer-reviewed articles focusing on new research developments in addiction medicine as well as on treatment innovations and ethical, economic, forensic, and social topics.

Koob and his co-editors Shannon Miller of the University of Cincinnati and Martha Wunsch of the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine write, "It is our aim that the Journal of Addiction Medicine will be a forum where clinicians, researchers, and trainees will assemble to pioneer and develop new opportunities to apply science, clinical intuition, and experience towards constantly improving the practice of addiction medicine; and benefiting those whom our field serves most—our patients."

For updates, look to the Society of Addiction Medicine web site.

Floyd Bloom Leads New Faculty of 1000 Biology Group
Floyd Bloom, professor emeritus at Scripps Research, and Paul Insel, professor at the University of California, San Diego, will head a new section of Faculty of 1000 Biology, a literature awareness service for the life sciences. The new Pharmacology & Drug Discovery group will highlight and evaluate the most important research articles in the field. For more information, see Faculty of 1000 Biology.

Laura Solforosi Wins Poster Prize at International Prion Conference
Laura Solforosi, a staff scientist in the Williamson lab, won a first-prize poster award at the international conference Prion 2006 last month. The conference took place in Turin, Italy, attracting 900 participants and 400 poster presentations. Solforosi's poster was entitled, "Molecular dissection of PrPC-PrPSc interactions using motif-grafted antibodies."


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