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Sex Differences in Opioid Analgesia: A Complicated Picture

By Catherine Offord | January 1, 2018

Researchers are beginning to tease apart the mechanisms underlying differences in how males and females respond to powerful painkillers.

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Heady Stuff

By Kate Yandell | November 1, 2015

New research on how fat influences brain neuronal activity

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Pain and Progress

By Kerry Grens | February 1, 2014

Is it possible to make a nonaddictive opioid painkiller?

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Celebrated Neuroscientist Dies

By Kate Yandell | September 23, 2013

Candace Pert, who helped discover opioid receptors, has passed away at age 67.

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Natural Opioids Linked to Chronic Pain

By Jef Akst | September 19, 2013

The body’s own pain-quelling system may be at the root of chronic pain and symptoms of opioid withdrawal, according to a new study in mice.

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Opioid Receptors Implicated in PTSD

By Dan Cossins | June 7, 2013

A compound that targets a particular opioid receptor in the amygdala reduces the formation of PTSD-like systems in mice subjected to severe trauma.

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Molecular Blueprints

By Cristina Luiggi | March 27, 2012

Check out the latest crop of high-resolution structures and how they inform biological function.

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