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U. of R. receives $200,000 for research into opioid addiction

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Rochester, N.Y. – A groundbreaking treatment for opioid addiction could come from local research.

Monday, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter announced a $200,000 award from the NIH to a University of Rochester lab that is studying a possible new treatment for addiction.

Dr. Jean Bidlack of the University of Rochester Medical Center is involved in the research.

“What I’m looking at is a hormone that has been shown in animals to reduce both the preference for sweets and alcohol by decreasing dopamine levels,” Dr. Bidlack explained.

The money for the research of part of the federal budget approved last week.

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