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Neural pathway responsible for opioid withdrawal uncovered

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Feb 4 2016

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Research, Faculty

In a study led by Assistant Professor Xiaoke Chen, scientists have been able to eliminate negative reactions to opiate withdrawal symptoms in mice. Their work suggests more effective treatment for drug addiction by suppressing the urges at their origin within the brain. The study was recently published in Nature.