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Elizabeth Byrnes

How Opioid Use Affects Offspring in Rats

Monday, February 28th, 2022

For years, researchers at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine have examined the effects of opioid use in rats to better understand the drugs’ effects in humans

Cummings School professor and neuroscientist Elizabeth Byrnes oversees a research technician using a pipette in a lab.

Animals as a Gateway to Science

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Cummings faculty capitalize on kids’ affinity for animals to foster diversity in veterinary medicine and other STEM fields Kids love animals, and the evidence isn’t only anecdotal. Research published in the journal Developmental Psychology in… Read More

Helping Women in Recovery

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Creating better animal models may help pregnant women—and support children exposed to opioids in utero.

Animal Instinct

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Can we capitalize on kids’ affinity for animals to foster diversity in veterinary medicine and other STEM fields?

Perils of Early Substance Abuse

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Animal study suggests young females’ use of marijuana heightens chances their offspring will abuse drugs

marijuana being rolled in a paper