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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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Abnormal Glutamate Biomarkers in ADHD: CDK5, MAP2, GKAP, PSD95 (2023 Study)

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that has puzzled researchers and clinicians for decades. Recent studies have begun to unravel the intricate relationship between ADHD and the glutamatergic system, a major neurotransmitter pathway in the brain. A newer study evaluated the roles of cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (CDK5), microtubule-associated protein-2 (MAP2), guanylate kinase-associated …

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