Research Spotlights

Explore the projects helping to make a difference in the opioid crisis.

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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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With new technology, researchers can understand the effects of repeated overdoses and test new treatments.
July 16, 2020
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New HEAL research program expands innovation
December 13, 2023
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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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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Long-acting methadone could make treatment easier
May 5, 2022
MRI-compatible crib
HEAL-funded researchers develop an MRI-compatible crib
June 9, 2021
Topics: HBCD Study
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September 22, 2020
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“Artificial muscle” may help prevent back problems
June 6, 2022
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Seeking sustainable models of integrated care
October 27, 2022


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