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New Data-driven Simulation Model Projects National Opioid Crisis to Worsen Before It Gets Better

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A significant challenge in addressing the country’s opioid crisis is that policies based on past patterns of behavior may have unintended consequences because those patterns change over time. Collaborating with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Mohammad Jalali and his research colleagues have created a data-driven simulation model that incorporates key behavioral feedbacks such as social influence and risk perceptions. Called SOURCE (Simulation of Opioid Use, Response, Consequences, and Effects), the model has projected three key strategies that could save more than 100,000 lives over the next ten years.

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The Gut Patrol: a Fascinating New Look at What Drives T Cells to Guard the Intestines

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Cells in the gut send secret messages to the immune system. Thanks to new research from the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI), scientists finally got a look at what they’re saying.

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Authorities Take to the Skies in Ohio Cannabis Eradication Effort

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Authorities in Ohio have been searching for cannabis grows this week as part of an ongoing “marijuana eradication operation.” Read More

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Researchers Identify a New Mechanism Responsible for Controlling Auditory Sensitivity

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A new study published in PNAS highlights a newly identified mechanism of how auditory sensitivity is regulated that could temporarily reduce sensitivity of the auditory system to protect itself from loud sounds that can cause irreversible damage.

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