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Article ID: 701668

Building a public library of bacteria to facilitate drug discovery research

University of Illinois at Chicago

Approximately $1.7 million in new funding from the National Institutes of Health will enable a multidisciplinary team of University of Illinois at Chicago researchers to build a reference library of bacteria to help scientists quickly identify bacterial strains and analyze their disease-fighting potential.

4-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 701625

WVU researchers focus on school-based healthcare in Appalachia

West Virginia University

Simon Haeder and Sara Anderson have been selected to participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Program.

4-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 701657

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Applauds Congress for Passage of Comprehensive Opioid Package

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) commends the U.S. Congress for its passage of a comprehensive, bipartisan package to support the prevention and treatment of opioid addiction in America.

4-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 701551

Low Self-Esteem Connected to Greater Risk for Opioid Use

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Health, family and romance problems appear to be the particular life stressors most associated with increased risk for using opioids to cope, and individuals with low self-esteem appear to be at risk for these connections, according to a new paper including researchers at Binghamton University, State University at New York.

3-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 701380

WVU School of Public Health, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute collaborate to combat state’s opioid epidemic

West Virginia University

In October, Garrett Moran, Ph.D., will join RNI as the associate director of services and policy innovation.

1-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 701338

House Advances ASA-Supported Legislation to Reduce Opioid Use in the Surgical Setting

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, legislation to address the opioid crisis, which includes provisions supported by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) to advance opioid reducing initiatives in the surgical setting.

28-Sep-2018 5:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 701297

Medicaid Expansions Linked to Slower Rises in Overdose Deaths

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

In a study examining the potential impact of 2001-02 Medicaid expansions by Arizona, Maine and New York – expansions that occurred just prior to the rise in overdose mortality nationwide – researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that from the time of these expansions through 2008, overdose mortality rates (mostly driven by fatal overdoses of opioids) rose significantly less in the expansion states than in non-expansion states.

28-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 701215

School of Social Work receives federal funding to address opioid addiction in Appalachia

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Social workers at West Virginia University are leading the way in opioid treatment and prevention in West Virginia, where overdose rates are the highest in the U.S.

27-Sep-2018 9:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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