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HEAL researchers develop roadmap for personalized chronic pain treatments based on patient preferences
July 15, 2024
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Dr. Catherine Chong
Researchers are looking for ways to predict which individuals with pain can recover on their own and which don’t
March 13, 2024
Topics: Pain Biomarkers
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Dr. Laura Simons
HEAL SPRINT study aims to identify culprit factors that predict chronic pain in teens
January 9, 2024
Topics: Pain Biomarkers
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K99 2023 awardees
New HEAL research program expands innovation
December 13, 2023
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Dr. Ryan Logan
Combinations of animal and human studies explore sleep and circadian rhythms to target opioid use.
December 11, 2023
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Dr. William Renthal talks about studying nerve cell molecules to find new pain treatments.
A molecular inventory of pain-sensing nerve cells may lead to more targeted therapies
November 7, 2023
Topics: Novel Targets
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Neurons with electrical pulses
Human cell model mimics breathing center shut down by overdose
October 11, 2023
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Finding the Best Treatment for Individual Patients
September 27, 2023
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Chelsea Shover, Ph.D. speaks to the camera
Access to real-time data helps treatment providers and harm reduction organizations
August 17, 2023
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Attendees at a recent PURPOSE meeting
Connecting Pain Scientists Through the PURPOSE Network
August 1, 2023
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Stanley Ahalt, Ph.D., speaking to the camera
The Power of the HEAL Data Ecosystem
June 21, 2023
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older black woman hugging a younger black woman
Exploring family support as a way to protect and manage chronic pain for older African Americans.
May 25, 2023
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health care provider holding a model of the knee joint
The Restoring Joint Health and Function to Reduce Pain (RE-JOIN) Consortium
May 18, 2023
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Richard Schottenfeld
HEAL-funded researchers work together with D.C. communities hard-hit by the opioid crisis
May 12, 2023
Topics: NIDA CTN
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bandaged hand typing on keyboard showing carpal tunnel
Treating the brain with non-invasive stimulation
April 26, 2023
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Doctor talking to woman patient in a hospital bed
Can a single dose of ketamine prevent chronic pain and depression after mastectomy?
April 3, 2023
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Microgel spheres containing stem cells for injection into intervertebral discs.
HEAL researchers are creating new tools in the toolbox in the quest to help patients with back pain. Learn about "microgels."
March 23, 2023
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Screenshots from the SurgeryPal app
Examining the Role of Pain Coping Skills
February 28, 2023
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Dr. Allan Basbaum
Dr. Allan Basbaum explains why interacting with pain patients is important for basic scientists.
February 2, 2023
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Deep brain stimulation delivers a mild electrical current through a thin wire to alter brain activity in the brain’s reward center (see red plus sign)
Can resetting brain circuits help people find recovery?
November 15, 2022
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Diverse group of people sitting in a circle talking
Seeking sustainable models of integrated care
October 27, 2022
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Successful approaches to research partnerships with patients and communities
October 6, 2022
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a mom and baby looks out a window
HEAL prevention research targets systems for sustainability
September 7, 2022
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Dad walks and talks with his son
Targeting the causes of opioid misuse and addiction
September 7, 2022
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The word "prevention" written on a piece of paper and tacked to a bulletin board
Questions and answers with Amy Goldstein and Barbara Oudekerk
September 7, 2022
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The Scope of the Problem: Opioid Use Disorders in Jails
Helping people in jails get treatment
August 5, 2022
Topics: JCOIN
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woman sleeping in bed
Better Sleep Eases Opioid Withdrawal and Cuts Drug Craving
July 6, 2022
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man wearing an exosuit to help with low back pain
“Artificial muscle” may help prevent back problems
June 6, 2022
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father embracing son wearing white shirt and with baseball glove and ball in hand
Long-acting methadone could make treatment easier
May 5, 2022
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mother holding an infant on her shoulder
Understanding how environmental exposures affect infant and child brain development
April 13, 2022
Topics: HBCD Study
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doctor talking to a young woman patient
An implanted device that detects an overdose and administers naloxone
March 21, 2022
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a group of people talking in group therapy
Innovative research for people with chronic pain and risky opioid use or opioid use disorder
February 7, 2022
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woman sitting in a chair looking at a laptop and wearing headphones
New treatment options on the horizon for pain associated with sickle cell disease
January 26, 2022
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3D image of a “living circuit” in which DRG cells form long extensions toward SCDH cells.
Tissue chip-based model screens potential pain medications faster
December 10, 2021
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woman looking at a smartphone
New personalized text-messaging app may make it easier for people with opioid use disorder to continue buprenorphine treatment
November 22, 2021
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man lying in bed unable to sleep with his clock in the foreground
HEAL-funded researchers are investigating the role of sleep deficiency in opioid use disorder and relapse risk
October 28, 2021
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healthcare provider talking to patient
Research strategy targets craving to treat addiction
October 8, 2021
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A healthcare provider talks with a young adult patient
HEAL-funded researchers develop tools for primary care providers to identify and help patients at risk of suicide
September 28, 2021
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Man hugging daughter while mom looks on
NIH HEAL Initiative research aims to help people stay in recovery long-term
September 28, 2021
Topics: RRN
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Introducing early career investigators involved in the NIH HEAL Initiative
September 14, 2021
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Connecting people with opioid use disorder with treatment
August 30, 2021
Topics: NIDA CTN
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a hand turning over wooden blocks that spell out the words stigma
Everyone wins when we dismantle stigma
August 2, 2021
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woman lying on her side while a health care provider does physical therapy on her lower back
HEAL researchers combine antidepressants and physical therapy
July 6, 2021
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MRI-compatible crib
HEAL-funded researchers develop an MRI-compatible crib
June 9, 2021
Topics: HBCD Study
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women experiencing chronic pain laying on couch
Turning tarantula venom into a non-opioid treatment for pain
May 7, 2021
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HEAL-funded research team is using the power of play to prevent opioid misuse in youth
March 9, 2021
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Helping vulnerable populations acquire treatment for low back pain
February 23, 2021
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Using bone glue to treat pain from wisdom-tooth extractions
February 9, 2021
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A man receiving dialysis
Toward personalized care for people treated with dialysis
January 28, 2021
Topics: Pain & Dialysis
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NIH HEAL research aims to address stigma among healthcare providers
January 21, 2021
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Questions and answers with the HEAL Patient Engagement Working Group
January 7, 2021
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Virtual Reality
Can immersive experiences provide relief by distracting patients from pain?
December 22, 2020
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Re-envisioning how the criminal justice system responds to the opioid crisis
November 5, 2020
Topics: JCOIN
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Communications campaign materials for HCS
Communities and scientists join forces to save lives from opioid use disorder
October 19, 2020
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Community members are working to save lives from opioid-related overdoses
October 18, 2020
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Image of a morphine drip
A small company is developing a new way to create a safe extended-release pain medication
October 14, 2020
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Photo of Picchione, Resnick and Signore in lab
A team of scientists at Knopp Biosciences LLC, is innovating treatments to manage neuropathic pain by aiming at its source — hyperactive nerve cells.
October 14, 2020
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Image of hip sciatica pain for the orphan GPCR spotlight
An NIH HEAL Initiative® research team is searching for new targets for non-addictive pain treatments
October 5, 2020
Topics: Novel Targets
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September 22, 2020
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Patient Engagement
The NIH HEAL Initiative wants to learn from examples of successful strategies used by researchers that meet patients where they are and invite them to join the research process. Email [email protected]
August 19, 2020
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Human knee joint 3d model vector illustration. Low poly design future technology cure pain treatment. Blue background and red injury man body leg medicine drug capsule marketing banner template art.
From surgery and drugs to cell-based therapies, researchers will test innovative, non-addictive approaches for treating pain.
August 5, 2020
Topics: EPPIC-Net
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MRI of Adolescent Brain
The NIH HEAL Initiative supports research that looks at the relationship of prenatal exposure of opioids on brain function in infants. Research also studies the role that prenatal exposure to opioids might play in the emergence of congnitive and behavioral issues.
July 29, 2020
Topics: HBCD Study
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Project aims to improve pain relief while supporting treatment for opioid use disorder and long-term recovery.
July 27, 2020
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Studies in animals test the effects of sleep deficiency in opioid misuse and addiction.
July 24, 2020
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Testing medication-based treatment for opioid use disorder for the long-term.
July 24, 2020
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Image of Stanley Moody, L.P.N., administering a medication injection in a van.
Support system model encourages young adults to access and continue medication-based treatment to achieve long-term recovery.
July 21, 2020
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Illustration depicting the tissue chip system.
With new technology, researchers can understand the effects of repeated overdoses and test new treatments.
July 16, 2020
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Hand of a mother holding baby's hand in a NICU.
NIH HEAL Initiative research seeks better long-term outcomes for babies with neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome, or NOWS.
June 12, 2020
Topics: ACT NOW
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Image of a nerve stimulator, a kind of electrode, being applied.
Researchers develop a new type of injectable electrode for neuromodulation therapy.
June 10, 2020
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Green and blue Illustration of neurons.
Scientists identified a group of neurons in mice that blunt pain within the brain. Such neurons could be promising targets for new non-addictive therapies for chronic pain.
June 4, 2020
Topics: Novel Targets
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Researcher manipulating a plastic replica of the spine.
A computer model may be able to inspire new insights and treatments.
June 2, 2020
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Graphic depicting the Collaborative Care Model process.
Can a team-based approach improve treatment for people with both opioid use disorder and mental health conditions?
May 20, 2020
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Illustration depicting the holistic treatment approach of the researchers' project.
Research explores the integration of medication-based treatment with the healing traditions of American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
May 15, 2020
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A mother and her newborn baby boy are indoors in a hospital. The mother is holding her baby while laying in the hospital bed. Their doctor is smiling down at the baby.
NIH HEAL Initiative study aims to improve outcomes for mothers after cesarean deliveries.
May 5, 2020
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Three women stand next to each other in front of a fence at a horse farm.
An NIH HEAL Initiative project is studying whether a telemedicine system to connect women with treatment providers and peer support before their release from jail can help the women stay in treatment and recover from opioid use disorder once in the community.
April 29, 2020
Topics: JCOIN
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A smiling woman next to the words, “First, I’ll teach you how pain is affected by — and how it affects — your actions, feelings, and thoughts.”
Research funded by the NIH HEAL Initiative® is studying whether a web-based program can help people cope with chronic pain.
April 17, 2020
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An animation of an African American man in a doctor’s office. He is holding his back and his facial expression shows he is in pain.
An NIH HEAL Initiative® study is using a computer simulation program with virtual patients to help real doctors understand their biases when assessing their patients’ risk of opioid misuse.
April 15, 2020
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The NIH HEAL Initiative’s six research focus areas are grouped in two themes: enhancing pain management and improving treatment for opioid misuse and addiction. Learn more about the NIH HEAL Initiative’s research focus areas.
The NIH HEAL Initiative® — a research effort led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) — aims to prevent opioid overdose deaths and improve how we understand and treat both pain and opioid addiction.
April 6, 2020
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Traditional pain scale from 0 to 100, visualized with cartoon faces
Doctors can’t predict how much pain a person will feel after surgery, making tailored treatments difficult. One NIH HEAL Initiative researcher hopes to develop a blood test to predict how sensitive people will be to pain.
March 31, 2020
Topics: Pain Biomarkers
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Titanium implant that releases medication treatment for opioid use disorder.
The NIH HEAL Initiative® is funding a project to develop a long-lasting implant to release medication for opioid use disorder to help patients stay on treatment and achieve long-term recovery.
March 24, 2020
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a hand turning over wooden blocks that spell out the words stigma
HEAL challenged researchers to consider stigma when planning ways to address the opioid crisis.
March 10, 2020