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New Structure of Key Protein Holds Clues for Better Drug Design

odies. In addition to Wthrich and Eddy, authors of the study, "Allosteric Coupling of Drug Binding and Intracellular Signaling in the A2a Adenosine Receptor," were Tatiana Didenko and Pawel Stanczak of The Scripps Research Institute; Reto Horst of The Scripps Research Institute and Pfizer Worldwide Research and Development; Zhan-Guo Gao and

Dopamine Levels Fall During Migraine Attacks, Brain Scans Show

This could help scientists better understand dopamine-based therapies for migraines as well as a patient's behavior during an attack. The connection between dopamine and migraines has long been a poorly understood therapeutic and research area, says Alex DaSilva, assistant professor at the U-M School of Dentistry and Center for Human Growth

Cannabis Spice Better Think Twice

A research group led by Olga Malyshevskaya and Yoshihiro Urade of International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS), University of Tsukuba, discovered that seizures, a life-threatening condition, can be induced by natural Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC, main constituent of marijuana) or the synthetic cannabinoid JWH-018 (main component of synthetic blend "Spice") in

Multifunctional Nano Sized Drug Carriers Based on Reactive Polypept(o)ides

In cooperation with researchers from the University of Tokyo and Gutenberg Research Awardee Prof. Kazunori Kataoka, Chemists from Mainz have been able to demonstrate that reactive polypept(o)ides constitute ideal building blocks to control morphology and function of carrier systems in a simple but precise manner. Polypept(o)ides (polysarcosine-block-polypeptide copolymers) have emerged

Identifying Vulnerabilities Posed by Synthetic Biology

"While biotechnology is being pursued primarily for beneficial and legitimate purposes, there are potential uses that are detrimental to humans, other species, and ecosystems," said Michael Imperiale, professor and associate chair of microbiology and immunology at the University of Michigan Medical School and chair of the committee that wrote the

New Research Could Help Humans See What Nature Hides

The discovery of highly systematic laws for perception in natural scenes -- made possible by constrained statistical sampling -- is a potential game changer," said the paper's lead author Wilson Geisler, a UT Austin professor of psychology and director of the Center for Perceptual Systems. "It demonstrates how to study

Cannabis: Non-Addictive Pathway To Pain Relief?

OHSU research suggests an avenue for developing treatments for chronic pain that harness the medicinal properties of cannabis while minimizing the threat of addiction. The study, conducted in a rodent model, provides additional rationale for the development of therapeutics using cannabinoid receptors to treat chronic pain, which afflicts about 30 percent

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