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Survey finds fewer teens smoking, but many using tobacco products and e-cigarettes

Survey finds fewer teens smoking, but many using tobacco products and e-cigarettes

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of Minnesota's leading health organizations, voiced their cautious optimism about the results of the Minnesota Student Survey today. [More]
Researcher receives $3 million NCI grant to study impact of e-cigarette usage on smoking rates

Researcher receives $3 million NCI grant to study impact of e-cigarette usage on smoking rates

Nearly 7 in 10 cigarette smokers are looking for a way to quit - and many smokers have turned to e-cigarettes for help. [More]
TSRI scientists discover key molecular player in inherited disorder and morphine addiction

TSRI scientists discover key molecular player in inherited disorder and morphine addiction

In a remarkable "two for one" discovery, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have illuminated a key molecular player in the addictive effects of morphine in animal models. [More]
Researchers identify genetic risk factor for binge eating

Researchers identify genetic risk factor for binge eating

Researchers have identified a gene (CYFIP2) associated with binge eating. This finding represents one of the first examples of a genome-wide significant genetic factor to be identified for binge eating in model organisms or humans. [More]
Researchers find new way to rapidly awaken patients after general anesthesia

Researchers find new way to rapidly awaken patients after general anesthesia

The use of general anesthesia for surgery has not changed fundamentally since it was first introduced 170 years ago. Patients are still left to come around in their own time following withdrawal of the drug. [More]
Study offers clues to help develop new treatments for cannabis use disorder

Study offers clues to help develop new treatments for cannabis use disorder

A new paper in Biological Psychiatry reports that chronic cannabis users have reduced levels of an enzyme called fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH). [More]
New initiative aims to prevent opioid addition among surgical patients in Michigan

New initiative aims to prevent opioid addition among surgical patients in Michigan

America's opioid drug epidemic has struck hard in Michigan. But now, a team from the University of Michigan is striking back at a key factor: opioid prescriptions for patients before and after surgery. [More]
International scientists create first 3D atomic-level image of human cannabinoid receptor 1

International scientists create first 3D atomic-level image of human cannabinoid receptor 1

In a discovery that advances the understanding of how marijuana works in the human body, an international group of scientists, including those from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), have for the first time created a three-dimensional atomic-level image of the molecular structure activated by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active chemical in marijuana. [More]
Many back pain patients taking opioids get limited relief and worry about side effects, study finds

Many back pain patients taking opioids get limited relief and worry about side effects, study finds

Millions of people take opioids for chronic back pain, but many of them get limited relief while experiencing side effects and worrying about the stigma associated with taking them, suggests research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2016 annual meeting. [More]
John Cryer MP, CPPC and TalkHealth jointly launch new chronic pain patient medication survey

John Cryer MP, CPPC and TalkHealth jointly launch new chronic pain patient medication survey

It is thought that more than 28 million British people across the United Kingdom suffer with chronic pain, with 8 million of those reporting pain that is moderately to severely disabling. [More]
Porous acupuncture needles use nanotechnology to offer improved therapeutic properties

Porous acupuncture needles use nanotechnology to offer improved therapeutic properties

A DGIST research team led by Professor Su-Il In, who developed acupuncture needles combined with nanotechnology, was recognized as the world's first application of this technology. [More]
BMC opens new opioid urgent care center to treat patients with substance use disorders

BMC opens new opioid urgent care center to treat patients with substance use disorders

Boston Medical Center, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Boston Public Health Commission, has launched a new opioid urgent care center to give patients with substance use disorders rapid access to a full continuum of treatment services. [More]
Urgent Matters announces recipients of Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award

Urgent Matters announces recipients of Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award

Urgent Matters, Philips Blue Jay Consulting, and Schumacher Clinical Partners are pleased to announce the winners of the Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award, a competition to foster innovation in emergency departments nationwide. [More]
Wayne State receives NIH grant to study use of opioid addiction drug to fight relapse in recovering addicts

Wayne State receives NIH grant to study use of opioid addiction drug to fight relapse in recovering addicts

A team led by Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher Mark Greenwald, Ph.D., will use a four-year, $2,279,723 competitively renewed grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health to explore whether the opioid addiction treatment medication buprenorphine can decrease the magnitude and/or duration of responses to stressors faced by recovering addicts. [More]
TSRI scientists receive NIH grant to develop memory-erasing medication for addiction

TSRI scientists receive NIH grant to develop memory-erasing medication for addiction

In a development that brings the world one step closer to a time when destructive addiction-fueling memories can be erased with a single treatment, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have been given a grant by the National Institutes of Health through the Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network and the National Institute of Drug Abuse. [More]
BUSM researchers identify new therapeutic target for treating compulsive binge eating

BUSM researchers identify new therapeutic target for treating compulsive binge eating

A new therapeutic target for the treatment of compulsive binge eating has been identified by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine. [More]
Genetic risk for mental illness linked to substance use and addiction

Genetic risk for mental illness linked to substance use and addiction

There are many reports of drug use leading to mental health problems, and we all know of someone having a few too many drinks to cope with a bad day. [More]
Independent panel of experts develop roadmap for preventing youth suicide

Independent panel of experts develop roadmap for preventing youth suicide

An independent panel convened by the National Institutes of Health has developed a 10-year roadmap for advancing research to prevent youth suicide. [More]
Scientists develop new detection system to identify cocaine at low concentrations

Scientists develop new detection system to identify cocaine at low concentrations

Researchers from Valencia and the Basque Country have developed a new method to detect cocaine and mycoplasma at very low concentrations. [More]
Study finds increase in odds of prescription opioid use disorder among young adults

Study finds increase in odds of prescription opioid use disorder among young adults

Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found there was an increase in the probability of having a prescription opioid use disorder in the past year among 18- to 34-year-old nonmedical prescription opioid users in 2014 compared to 2002. [More]
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