Effects of meth use on brain metabolism, sleep studied

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane SPOKANE, Wash. – WSU sleep scientist Jonathan Wisor has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the effects of chronic methamphetamine use on brain metabolism and sleep. The two-year, $395,577 grant comes from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which is part of […]

Meth may make memories more persistent in snails

  PULLMAN – With snails and a “pinch” of methamphetamine, a team of WSU professors and students is working to conquer the complications of drug addiction.   Barbara Sorg, professor of neuroscience at WSU, has been working to uncover whether snails, when under the influence of methamphetamine, have more persistent memory.   “We decided to […]

Team explores experience of addiction

Roxanne Vandermause knows methamphetamine addiction — its biology, chemistry and physiology. But, as a community health nurse, she also has heard the personal experiences of dozens of addicted women. She believes those stories are crucial to understanding meth addiction.  “It became clear to me that we need more than science to get to the bottom […]