Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Translating Melatonin- and Serotonin-2C Interactions into Improved Treatments for Pain and Opioid-Use Disorders|
||Kansas City, MO
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||Biomedical Laboratory R&D
|| October 2019 -
|FY 2021 Funding Amount:
|Total Award Amount
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Background Abuse of opioids is an important problem for the Veterans Health Administration, with serious medical, psychiatric, social, and economic consequences. Given the increasing prevalence of fatal overdose and other negative health outcomes associated with opioid abuse, new and innovative treatments are urgently needed. Melatonin is a hormone and neurotransmitter produced primarily by the pineal gland, which plays a role in establishing daily and seasonal rhythms. Exogenous melatonin decre...
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