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Oxycodone vs. Other Opioids: Distinct Epigenetic Effects & Molecular Adaptations (2023 Review)

The opioid crisis, particularly in North America, has spotlighted oxycodone as a central figure due to its significant role in addiction and overdose deaths. A recent review analyzed the genomic and epigenetic mechanisms behind oxycodone’s effects compared to other opioids, shedding light on its unique impact on addiction pathways. Highlights: Oxycodone, a semi-synthetic opioid derived …

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Epigenetics & Nicotine Addiction: Effects on Genes & Potential Treatments (2023)

Nicotine addiction is not just a habit; it’s a complex interplay of molecular changes altering the brain’s function and structure. Recent research sheds light on how nicotine interacts with our genetic makeup, leading to persistent cravings and relapse. Highlights: Nicotine & Epigenetic Modification: Nicotine alters the way genes are expressed in the brain, affecting behavior …

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