CRISPR/Cas is a tool for editing genes.
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A person dies of opioid overdose once every 13 minutes in the US. A researcher proposes a way using existing technology to remove the opioid target in people to prevent overdoses.
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Many patients with COVID-19 are suffering, unnecessarily.
Opium played a fascinating role in southern African colonial politics, conﬂict and social change - from the poppy fields of Mozambique to the early days of Johannesburg city.
Naloxone counteracts the effects of an overdose.
Naloxone programmes have sprung up in the UK and elsewhere, but drug death rates keep climbing.
Scientists have taken atomic resolution snapshots of an opioid receptor interacting with a drug. Now they are using these images to design "biased" opioids that block pain without the dangerous side effects.
Pain of the sick: ‘Anatomy of Expression,’ by Sir Charles Bell, 1806.
In today's opioid crisis, why are some people with addictions treated with empathy and others with disdain? The answer to that question has roots in the 19th century.
Vivitrol, a non-opioid medication, is used to treat some cases of opioid dependence. Addiction specialists stress that not all patients need medication, but that many do.
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The U.S. has had multiple drug epidemics, and, until recently, has not had evidence-tested ways to help people. That has changed. New medicines can help. But other medical issues should also be addressed.
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For two centuries, the only serious painkillers have been derived from opium. Scientists may have found a less deadly alternative.
Little boy with a cold.
It's only natural for parents to want to help their children when they suffer from a cold. Here's why the best treatment may be no treatment, except for natural remedies like honey and a little TLC.
Ever wondered how the small, white ibuprofen pill turns off your headache?
Have you ever wondered how the small white ibuprofen pill turns off your headache? Or how a regular antidepressant keeps your brain chemistry in balance?
Hard to get.
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Why are so many people in dire need of pain relief unable to access the powerful painkillers that are so commonly prescribed in the United States?
That one needs more galloping powder.
Exciting news from the world of horseracing: the Queen’s racehorse Estimate has tested positive for morphine. With the Lance Armstrong and Tyson Gay doping scandals fresh in their minds, reporters are…
The side effects of morphine could eventually be eliminated.
Australian and American scientists have found a way to halt a reaction in the brain that causes the side effects of morphine…