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    Receptor could play role in alcoholism

    Further evidence links the 118G mu-opioid brain receptor with alcohol dependence in humans, according to a study released yesterday by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. A group of monkeys had access to alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for six weeks. Monkeys that had a mu-opioid receptor similar to 118G in humans drank twice as much alcohol as those that did not and became intoxicated on 30 percent of the test days, compared to an 8 percent intoxication rate in monkeys without the receptor.

    Bloody Sunday

    On March 7, 1965, about 600 civil rights marchers were attacked by state troopers and deputies in Selma, Ala., when heading to Montgomery. They were demonstrating for black voting rights and an end to violence. The event was dubbed “”Bloody Sunday.””

    LUNAFEST comes to campus

    LUNAFEST, a national film festival showcasing short films about women, will be held today at 6:30 p.m. in the Gallagher Theater. Film topics include women’s health, body image, sexuality, spirituality, sports and relationships. Tickets are $5 for students, and proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and the Women’s Studies Advisory Council.

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