Alcohol Exacerbates Jet-Lag: A Hamster Model per the Glass Lab

An intriguing study was published today in The American Journal of Physiology; the effects of chronic alcohol consumption and alcohol withdrawal on circadian entrainment in the Syrian hamster (you’ll recognize a familiar name or two or three or four or five….booyah!)

A prelude of today’s publication was broadcasted on Manswers, the hybrid of MythBusters and Jimmy Kimmel’s The Man Show, in December. Though the pre-report did not focus on circadian rhythm research, it truly showed that these “booze-soaked fluffballs” willingly consume copious amount of alcohol. Aha! The perfect model to investigate alcohol addiction and reward.

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