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Opioids slow down cell regeneration

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In the majority of mammals, the process of healing is rapid but alters the normal functioning of the tisssue, unlike regeneration.

The Animal Phenotyping (ANEXPLO) and Imaging & Cytometry (TRI) platforms of Genotoul are associated to a recent publication in Scientific Reports, showing that painkillers, currently used, direct tissue repair towards healing rather than regeneration.

These findings may involve reviewing the post-operative pain management strategy.

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