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Pain and anxiety are linked to breathing in mouse brains – suggesting a potential target to prevent opioid overdose deaths

By Sung Han, Assistant Professor at Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Assistant Adjunct Professor of Neurobiology, University of California San Diego
Shijia Liu, PhD Candidate in Neurobiology at Salk Institute for Biological Studies, University of California San Diego
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Opioids can cause death by slowing breathing to dangerously low levels, or stopping it altogether. Examining one area of the brain may eventually lead to safer painkillers.The Conversation


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