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AAU Universities Battle the Opioid Crisis

BU researchers find even low levels of physical therapy before or after knee replacement surgery can lower the odds of osteoarthritis
University of Florida researchers are developing a new artificial intelligence tool that will help clinicians identify patients at high risk for opioid use disorder and overdose.
A new UO study is examining the effects of opioids on an understudied population: developing infants.
A USC study finds that risk factors for relapse following treatment for opioid use disorder vary significantly by gender, a discovery that may result in better targeted treatment with lasting results
A Rutgers University - New Brunswick study finds that people in treatment for opioid addiction are more likely to relapse when they become more tolerant of risks.
University at Buffalo researchers discover a genetic mechanism responsible for cocaine craving during abstinence
People suffering from opioid addiction and chronic pain may have fewer cravings and less pain if they use both mindfulness techniques and medication for opioid dependence, according to Rutgers and other researchers.
UC Davis researchers have developed a method for detecting opioid drugs and drug metabolites in breath. The test could be useful for management of patients with chronic pain, as well as for detecting illegal opioid use.
The association between prescription opioids abuse and later heroin use reinforces that adolescents need to be considered in the opioid epidemic discussion.
The number of opioid-related deaths in Michigan has hit an all-time high, requiring the resources of the state’s three major research universities and one of its largest health systems to tackle the problem.