The Chemistry of Sex, Drugs and the Brain

October 7, 2011 | Zoe

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To celebrate the International Year of Chemistry 2011 join us for our second lecture in the Chemistry Speaker Series by Dr. William Pietro:  

The Chemistry of Sex, Drugs and the Brain 

Wednesday, October 26, 6:30-8:00 pm

Toronto Reference Library, Beeton Auditorium, 1st floor

Free! All are welcome. Questions? Call Answerline 416-393-7131


Dr. William Pietro, Faculty of Science and Engineering, York University, will discuss how nerve cells communicate in the human brain through chemical messengers, and how molecules designed to mimic these natural substances can be used to treat depression, schizophrenia, eating disorders, etc. Principles of drug discovery and pharmacology will be discussed using the action of street drugs as an example.

While visiting the library why not check out these books about brain chemistry? These, and other titles, are available on the third floor of the Toronto Reference Library, in the Business, Science and Technology Department.


 Adrenaline Brain chemistry Dreams