New commentary on "Sex differences in ethanol reward seeking under conflict in mice"
Jocelyn wrote a commentary on recent work in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research from Jacqueline Barker’s lab (“Sex differences in ethanol reward seeking under conflict in mice”). Xie et al. found that female mice without a history of ethanol exposure are more compulsive than male mice. Furthermore, female mice with a history of ethanol vapor exposure, a model of alcohol dependence, were actually less compulsive, suggesting the relationship between alcohol exposure and compulsive alcohol seeking may differ for male and female rodents. Jocelyn discusses the implications of this study for research on compulsive alcohol use and alcohol dependence in male and female rodents . The original article can be found at this link and Jocelyn’s commentary can be found here.