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UBC working with Harvard to develop addiction detection tech
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UBC working with Harvard to develop addiction detection tech

British Columbian researchers are teaming up with Harvard researchers to develop nanotechnology as a way to combat opioid addiction.

UBC researchers are exploring ways to detect addiction risk factors based on markers in a person’s microbiome.

The new nanotechnology would use proteins in a patient’s blood plasma to determine how predisposed they are to addiction.

This information could be helpful to doctors as they determine what to prescribe patients.

The technology could make a dent in the nearly 14 hundred illicit drug overdose deaths in BC alone last year.

About Jeff Blagden

News Reporter/ Anchor. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Jeff has a background in sports journalism, and radio hosting. He comes most recently from his post as a morning show host in Chetwynd.

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