Researchers Investigate Possible Nanotechnology-Based Addiction Therapies

It seems difficult to imagine in the modern day, but the technology of the future is finally beginning to find its way to the real world. In an article in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, Morteza Mahmoudi, who is an instructor at the Department of Anesthesiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, as well as suggested ways nanotechnology can help with drug addiction and dependency. In fact, part of the reason Mahmoudi wrote the article was to bring across the idea that in order to combat addiction, new innovations were needed in treatment and identification, which nanotech seems tailor made to fill in that gap.

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Opium has been used and abused for centuries, but recent opioid abuse statistics paint a scary picture. In the U.S. alone, the latest figures (which are likely to be underreported) from October 2017 show 68,400 annual overdose deaths.

The three most important opiates, legally prescribed as pain killers, are morphine, codeine (which has been used as a cough remedy) and thebaine, which is further refined by chemical processes to create higher-value therapeutics such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, better known by brand names such as OxyContin and Vicodin, respectively.

“Drug abuse and dependence/addiction are complex disorders that are regulated by a wide range of interacting networks of genes and pathways that control a variety of phenotypes'” Morteza Mahmoudi, an instructor of the Department of Anesthesiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School,tells Nanowerk. “Therefore, both identification of the at-risk population and treatment of the addiction disorders are strongly reliant on the development of new and innovative approaches for understanding the mechanisms underlying drug dependency and addiction.” Click Here to Read More

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