Research by CON Prof. Mariann Piano Identifies Biomarker in Blood of  Binge Drinkers

Photo of Dr. PianoResearch by CON Prof. Mariann Piano and three other colleagues has identified a biomarker that is significantly higher in the blood of binge drinkers than in moderate drinkers.  The biomarker is called "phosphatidylethanol (PEth)".  Dr. Piano tells UIC News that together with self-reporting, the biomarker "could provide an objective measure for use in research, screening and treatment of hazardous alcohol use among young adults".

The research originally appeared in the journal, "Alcohol and Alcoholism" .  It was also highlighted by UIC News in an article titled, "Biomarker Higher in Binge Drinkers".