Scientists can now block heroin, morphine addiction

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"Dr Mark Hutchinson
ARC Research Fellow, School of Medical Sciences
The University of Adelaide


An international team of scientists involving the University of Adelaide and University of Colorado Boulder has proven that addiction to morphine and heroin can be blocked, while at the same time increasing pain relief.

The team has discovered the key mechanism in the body's immune system that amplifies addiction to opioid drugs.

The results of their work are published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Visit the University of Adelaide's news site for more information:
http://www.adelaide.edu.au/news/news5..."

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