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Yifeng Cheng

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The Virus That Could Get Rid Of Alcoholism

We’ve set viruses loose in the brain to treat people with Parkinson’s. Now neuroscientists think we can do the same for alcoholics

Chronic heavy alcohol drinking can lead to a problem that we scientists call alcohol use disorder, which most people call alcohol abuse or alcoholism. Whatever name you use, it is a severe issue that affects millions of people and their families and causes economic burdens to our society.

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