Katie A Brennan

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Recently, we demonstrated that (+/-)-3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA; ecstasy) was reliably and dose-dependently self-administered by previously drug-naïve laboratory rats. The neurochemical basis of MDMA self-administration has not, however, been extensively studied. The present study investigated the role of dopamine in MDMA self-administration(More)
N-benzylpiperazine (BZP) is the active ingredient in recreational 'party' or 'p.e.p.' pills, which are used to provide a stimulant, euphoric effect akin to that of methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, 'ecstasy'). BZP predominantly affects dopamine neurotransmission in a similar fashion to known 'drugs of abuse', such as methamphetamine and cocaine, which(More)
An important characteristic of childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a bias towards small immediate versus larger delayed rewards, but it is not known if this symptom is also a feature of adult ADHD. A delay-discounting task was administered to participants with adult ADHD and a comparison group in conjunction with functional magnetic(More)
Facile photorelease of carboxylic acids is performed through charge-transfer excitation of N-methyl-4-picolinium iodide esters. Photolysis reactions are carried out under mild, biphasic solvent conditions using a household LED lamp. Release is quantified by 1 H NMR analysis and carboxylic acid release is reported in high yields. The viability of this method(More)
  • Orit Ofri, Business Administration, +41 authors Amy Hause
  • 2011
Acknowledgements Special thanks to Annie Gorski from the City of Salem for her time and attention. The Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) is a cross-disciplinary organization at the University of Oregon that seeks to promote education, service, public outreach, and research on the design and development of sustainable cities. We are redefining higher(More)
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