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A series of brain scans.

VCU completes enrollment for national study on childhood brain development

The National Institutes of Health announced this week that a 21-member research consortium including Virginia Commonwealth University has completed enrollment for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study — the largest longitudinal neuroimaging study of human brain development ever launched.

A person wearing purple gloves injects a syringe into the arm of a seated person wearing a black tank top.

VCU researchers test effectiveness of anti-opioid vaccine

Virginia Commonwealth University researchers are testing a vaccine against opioid abuse developed by the Scripps Research Institute in California. The vaccine is meant to block the effects of heroin and fentanyl in patients with opioid use disorder.

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