Opiates Increase the Number of Hypocretin-Producing Cells in Human and Mouse Brain and Reverse Cataplexy in a Mouse Model of Narcolepsy
July 06, 2018, via Science Translational Medicine
New research in Science Translational Medicine finds that heroin addicts have much higher levels of hypocretin-producing neurons. Conversely, narcolepsy is caused by loss of hypocretin neurons, and can be restored via administration of morphine. Imaging was performed with a Nikon upright microscope.