Breakthrough brings non-addictive opioid alternatives a step closer – Scientists develop new understanding of the structure of the kappa opioid receptor, which can trigger pain-killing effects, but is not linked to problems including constipation, addiction risk and death as a result of overdose.

Key discovery around brain?s receptor proteins could help develop painkiller substitutes, raising hopes of an eventual end to global opioid addiction crisis

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Robert Zinn, M.D., Ph.D. is a medical doctor, physician, and web entrepreneur, who, for over 15 years was employed by academic and research institutions and focused his clinical practices on very specialized patient populations, such as those with rare genetic diseases or rare cancers. He shares his knowledge through his website,

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