Submitted by marian on Mon, 01/10/2022 - 16:24

Michael J. Moore, a professor of biomedical engineering at the School of Science and Engineering, is part of a national study that aims to provide solutions to the national opioid overdose crisis by creating a living bioengineered nerve circuit that mimics the pain transmission pathway in the spinal cord. The circuit of living cells is designed to help scientists test the effectiveness of non-addictive alternatives to opioid painkillers. The study is Moore’s first paper under the HEAL Initiative, or Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative, a $945 million, multiuniversity funding endeavor sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

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