Interviews

Abraham Palmer discusses the role of genetics in marijuana use on Marijuana.com

Marijuana.com featured an interview with Dr. Palmer about the role of genetics in marijuana use in an article titled, “Study Examines What Role Genes Play for Marijuana Use.” The article discusses his and Sandra Sanchez-Roige’s recent study published in Nature Neuroscience titled, “GWAS of lifetime cannabis use reveals new risk loci, genetic overlap with psychiatric traits, and …

Abraham Palmer featured on UCSD-TV

Dr. Abraham Palmer was recently interviewed by Dr. David Granet on UCSD-TV. They discussed how inhibiting the Glyoxalase 1 (GLO1) enzyme can reduce signs of depression. The program was titled “A Faster Antidepressant: The Molecular and Cellular Possibilities with Abraham Palmer – Health Matters” Watch now! This program and other videos are available online on UCSD-TV’s …

DDNews highlights Abraham Palmer’s work on novel GWAS approaches and techniques

A recent article by Kelsey Kaustinen in DDNews discusses how novel sequencing methods and unique animal model populations are working together to advance the abilities of genome-wide association studies to pinpoint genetic variants linked to complex traits. The article features Dr. Palmer’s recent GWAS study published in Nature Genetics, where using 1,200 CFW outbred mice …

Abraham Palmer discusses delayed discounting & impulsivity on The Browsers

The Browsers is a daily radio program and podcast produced at KSL NewsRadio in Salt Lake City, Utah. Hosts Jay McFarland and Amy Iverson discuss “the best of the web”, including current and breaking stories. Dr. Abraham Palmer discusses the delayed discounting phenotype and its implications on health and economics, as well as his latest …

Abraham Palmer’s research featured in Neuroscience News article on delayed discounting

A recent article in Neuroscience News features the new findings presented by Abraham Palmer and James MacKillop at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology’s 2015 meeting. Their research shows that delayed discounting has a heritable genetic basis. Delayed discounting is the tendency to choose a smaller reward that is available immediately over a larger reward that …

NIDA Center for GWAS in Outbred Rats highlighted in UChicago Spring 2015 newsletter

The NIDA National Center for GWAS in Outbred Rats was highlighted in the University of Chicago Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience’s Spring 2015 newsletter. Dr. Palmer is the Principal Director of this multi-site effort to refine understanding of the genetic basis of drug abuse and addiction. Read the full newsletter here! More information about …

Dr. Palmer featured in Medicine on the Midway’s cover story about neuroscience

The cover story of Medicine on the Midway’s Spring 2015 issue focuses on how different University of Chicago neuroscientists are employing innovative and powerful approaches in their research. Dr. Palmer is one of four faculty members featured in this article, where he discusses his collaboration with Dr. John Cacioppo about the genetics of loneliness, upcoming …