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The Coffeehouse: Art of Recovery

Join the NIDA IRP for an Eliminating Stigma Series event. Experience stories of struggle and triumph over addiction and mental illness through spoken word, art, and music. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. May 10, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm in the Biomedical Research Center Atrium.

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Gs- versus Golf-dependent functional selectivity mediated by the dopamine D1 receptor.

Hot Off the Press – February 15, 2018. The two highly homologous subtypes of stimulatory G proteins Gαs (Gs) and Gαolf (Golf) display contrasting expression patterns in the brain. Golf is predominant in the striatum, while Gs is predominant in the cortex. Yet, little is known about their functional distinctions. The dopamineD1 receptor (D1R) couples to Gs/olf and is highly expressed in cortical… [Read More]

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Misuse of Novel Synthetic Opioids: A Deadly New Trend.

Reviews To Read – March 1, 2018. The United States is experiencing an epidemic of opioid overdose deaths.  A major factor in this crisis is the increasing availability of potent opioid drugs, including fentanyl and novel synthetic opioids (NSOs).  NSOs include various analogs of fentanyl and newly-emerging non-fentanyl compounds which stimulate mu-opioid receptor proteins in… [Read More]

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