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BBSRC: MRes / PhD studentship - The Neural Basis of Addiction: Development of the Honeybee as a Model System

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Most addictive drugs directly affect the way neurons in circuits involved in learning, memory, and reward function. Amazingly, insects like honeybees encounter some of these compounds, such as nicotine and caffeine, in floral nectar while foraging. Recent research in the Wright laboratory at Newcastle University has established that honeybees find nectar containing caffeine more rewarding when they consume it during associative learning (Wright et al., 2013. Science 339:1202-1204). In this study...

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Medical sciences

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Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsUnited Kingdom
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Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
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Newcastle University

Newcastle Upon Tyne