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Penn Medicine Researchers "Smell" New Receptors that Could Underlie the Many Actions of the Anesthetic Drug Ketamine

First of its kind study uses olfactory receptor screening, high-tech computer models and simulations to identify and turn binding sites for increased ...

Protein determines life or death fate of stressed cells

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers discovered a new protein involved in the process that determines the fate of cells under stress and ...

APOSEC protein concentrate reduces damage in case of spinal cord injuries

(Vienna ) In tests conducted on animals, the APOSEC protein concentrate extracted from white blood cells has reduced the severity of damage after an accident involving spinal cord injuries when the agent was injected in the abdominal cavity 40 minutes after the acute lesion. ... Full story

Researchers Identify “Beige” Fat-Burning Cells in Humans

Energy-Burning Cells Hold Potential for New Anti-Obesity Drugs ... Full story

SickKids researchers gain important insight on “undruggable” disease

Novel research from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) may lead to new drug therapies for children with cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM) – a disease that is caused by the progressive growth of large lesions in the blood vessels in the brain and spinal cord. ... Full story

Frédéric Charron’s team gets one step closer to finding how to repair damaged nerve cells

The researchers discover a new kind of synergy in the development of the nervous system ... Full story

Protein may improve liver regeneration

FGF21 boosts regenerative ability in mice carrying human PPARα protein ... Full story

Scientists Find Clues Into Cognitive Dysfunction in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Immune Markers in Cerebrospinal Fluid Provide Insights Into the Basis for Symptoms Like “Brain Fog” ... Full story

Scripps Florida Scientists Reveal Unique Mechanism of Natural Product with Powerful Antimicrobial Action

JUPITER, FL - Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have uncovered the unique mechanism of a powerful natural product with wide-ranging antifungal, antibacterial, anti-malaria and anti-cancer effects. ... Full story

New ‘linchpin’ in melanoma survival

The lethal double-life of a protein known as RIP1 has been exposed by University of Newcastle cancer researcher Professor Xu Dong Zhang, potentially spurring an all-new generation of highly targeted and long-lasting drugs for melanoma. ... Full story

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