The Brain Can Reveal Drinking Status Even After Death

Scientists who use postmortem brain tissue to study alcohol’s effects on brain structure and function will find this research interesting. Phosphatidylethanol (PEth) is an alcohol metabolite and its concentration in whole blood samples is a biomarker of drinking habits. For this study, scientists examined PEth levels in postmortem brains of individuals known to have had alcohol use disorders (AUDs).

from Newswise Feature Channel: Addiction http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/663966/?sc=c125

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