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Aug 25, 2017

Research

Given the Choice, Zebrafish Willingly Dose Themselves with O...

Researchers at University of Utah Health devised a system that allowed zebrafish to self-administer opioids to study drug-seeking behavior.

Jun 28, 2017

Education

TheScope Interview with Mark Ilgen: The Real Problem of the ...

Around 2 million people in the United States are addicted to prescription painkillers, with 52,000 accidental opioid overdose deaths in 2015. According to Mark Ilgen, associate professor of psychiatry at University of Mi...

May 26, 2017

Education

TheScope Interview with Mark Ilgen: Managing Both Pain and A...

For individuals with both addiction and chronic pain, it’s been common practice to treat one before the other, rather than treating both at the same time. Psychologist Dr. Mark Ilgen from the University of Michigan tal...

Feb 20, 2017

Research

An Alternate to Opioids? Compound from Marine Snail is Poten...

A tiny snail may offer an alternative to opioids for pain relief. Scientists at the University of Utah, including J. Michael McIntosh, Professor of Psychiatry, have found a compound that blocks pain by targeting a pathwa...

Feb 11, 2016

Clinical

New initiative tackles addiction

A new regional health coalition working to address one of Moab’s top community health concerns is bringing two addiction medicine specialists from the University of Utah to Moab Regional Hospital this week.

Dec 21, 2015

Research

Wired for Gaming: Brain Differences Found in Compulsive Vide...

SALT LAKE CITY - Brain scans from nearly 200 adolescent boys provide evidence that the brains of compulsive video game players are wired differently. Chronic video game play is associated with hyperconnectivity between s...