Animal Imaging

The Wu lab has conducted in vivo assessments on a mouse model of prenatal opioid exposure (PME), finding significant disruptions in microstructural integrity and neurite organization that endure into early adulthood. These findings enhance comprehension of how prenatal opioid exposure affects central nervous system development and could have significant clinical implications for the increasing number of children exposed to opioids in utero.


Images of animal brains scans on the left and graphs on the right.

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