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Sex Differences in Opioid Analgesia: A Complicated Picture
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2018
Researchers are beginning to tease apart the mechanisms underlying differences in how males and females respond to powerful painkillers.
Kate Yandell | Nov 1, 2015
New research on how fat influences brain neuronal activity
Pain and Progress
Kerry Grens | Feb 1, 2014
Is it possible to make a nonaddictive opioid painkiller?
Celebrated Neuroscientist Dies
Kate Yandell | Sep 23, 2013
Candace Pert, who helped discover opioid receptors, has passed away at age 67.
Natural Opioids Linked to Chronic Pain
Jef Akst | Sep 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.
Opioid Receptors Implicated in PTSD
Dan Cossins | Jun 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.
Cristina Luiggi | Mar 27, 2012
Check out the latest crop of high-resolution structures and how they inform biological function.