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UTHSC receives $1.7 million to identify genes in oxycodone addiction

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Scientists for years have known that the genes people are born with may count for more than half their vulnerability to drug addiction.But what they don’t know is how or why genetic differences contribute to the risk or make people more vulnerable to stress, often the precursor to addiction.  

UTHSC researchers awarded $1.7 million for opioid addiction studies

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A team of University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) researchers in the College of Medicine recently received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) award to study how genetic differences may explain why some people are more susceptible to opioid addiction than others. Hao Chen, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Addiction Science,… Read More