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AphioTx Pitches at Startup TNT’s Life Sciences Investment Summit

AphioTx is excited to announce we have been chosen to advance to the top 10 at Start Up TNT’s Life...
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Blog

From One Scientific Breakthrough to the Next: The AphioTx Origin Story 

Over a 15-year period, key scientific discoveries were made that changed our understanding of the important roles pannexin-1 channels play...
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Events

Webinar, Innovation & Development: Addressing the Global Opioid Crisis 

Researchers out of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary have discovered a treatment that shows potential in...
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News

The Opioid Crisis is Growing Across North America

Governments across North America are taking urgent action to address the growing opioid crisis that is drastically gaining momentum. Current interventions have proven to be ineffective...
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Press Release

Calgary-based Company Launches with Potential Innovative Treatment to Help Tackle Global Opioid Crisis

AphioTx, a clinical research company from the University of Calgary developing a potential treatment for opioid withdrawal, is pleased to announce its formal launch today. 
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Funding Research

Trio of vet med researchers secures $2.6 million in national funding competition

The CIHR Project Grant program chose projects led by Drs. Sabine Gilch, PhD, Tuan Trang, PhD, and Patrick Whelan, PhD,...
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News

Researchers identify drug that alleviates opioid withdrawal

Opioid use and abuse is a significant social, health and economic issue in Canada. Researchers at the University of Calgary’s Faculty...
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News

Biochemists develop new way to control cell biology with light

Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a new method of controlling biology at the cellular level using light.
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Research

Blocking microglial pannexin-1 channels alleviates morphine withdrawal in rodents.

The opium poppy is a natural source of opioids such as morphine. Although they are revered for their potent pain-relieving...
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News Research

Inhibition of Pannexin-1 Channels on Microglia Reduces Morphine Withdrawal in Rodents

Opioids are the mainstay of treatment strategies to reduce pain, but withdrawal can be a serious problem when patients stop...
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News

Anti-gout medication could be new weapon in fight against opioid crisis

Drug eases withdrawal symptoms in rodents, human trials next Originally published by CBC News on January 30, 2017 University of...
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News

Gout remedy may reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms: Alberta study

Originally published by The Globe and Mail on January 30, 2017 Researchers in Alberta have discovered that a medication once...
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Awards News

Tuan Trang will receive a 2017 CAN Young Investigator Award

The Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN) is proud to announce that Tuan Trang, from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the...
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News Research

Tuan Trang — Rita Allen Foundation Pain Scholar

Tuan Trang (Award in Pain Recipient) began his research career as an undergraduate at Queen’s University studying the effects of prenatal...
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