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2013-12-09 14:07:38

We each live in a unique odor world According to Gertrude Stein, "A rose is a rose is a rose," but new research indicates that might not be the case when it comes to the rose's scent. Researchers from the Monell Center and collaborating institutions have found that as much as 30 percent of the large array of human olfactory receptor differs between any two individuals. This substantial variation is in turn reflected by variability in how each person perceives odors. Humans have about...

2013-10-08 10:09:58

For more than a decade the research group of Brown University Professor Walter Atwood has doggedly pursued the workings of the JC polyomavirus, which causes a disease called PML that fatally degrades the central nervous system of patients with weakened immune systems. In a study published online Oct. 2 in the Journal of Virology, his team describes how it gains entry into cells: It breaks in via certain receptors of the neurotransmitter serotonin called 5-HT2 receptors. Atwood, lead author...

Mosquitoes Detect Human Scents Better During The Nighttime
2013-08-31 07:21:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online In research that could change the way we protect ourselves from mosquitoes, scientists from the University of Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global Health have discovered the disease-carrying insects are able to smell major human host odorants better during the nighttime hours. The study, which appears in this week’s edition of the open-access journal Nature: Scientific Reports, used an integrative approach to investigate the...

2013-08-30 23:18:32

GPCR Screening and Profiling Trends 2013 (http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/267694-gpcr-screening-profiling-trends-2013.html) report survey looked at both in house and outsourced GPCR primary screening and compound profiling. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 This market report summarizes the results of industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on GPCR screening and profiling carried out in August 2013. The survey was initiated by HTStec as part of its tracking of life...

2013-08-15 23:17:38

PTH-CBD™ Composition of Matter Patent Issued in the United States – Additional Worldwide Patents Pending Fayetteville, Arkansas (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 BiologicsMD, Inc., a privately held drug discovery company developing unique biologic therapeutics for improving bone health, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Patent No. 8,450,273, entitled "Fusion Proteins of Collagen Binding-Domain and Parathyroid Hormone," to The Board of Trustees of the...

Oxytocin Social Anxiety
2013-07-23 08:56:15

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research indicates the love hormone oxytocin may have a dark side. Oxytocin is commonly thought of as the warm and fuzzy hormone that promotes feelings of love. It is currently even undergoing tests for use as an anti-anxiety drug. However, researchers at Northwestern Medicine have discovered oxytocin can intensify and cause emotional pain. It appears oxytocin may be responsible for negative social situations, such as...

3D Structure Of Key Drug Target For Diabetes Found
2013-07-18 08:27:10

Scripps Research Institute An international team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has determined and analyzed the three-dimensional atomic structure of the human glucagon receptor. The receptor, found mainly on liver and kidney cells, helps regulate glucose levels in the bloodstream and is the target of potential therapeutic agents for type 2 diabetes. "Our data should change the current view of how drugs are designed with this and related receptors," said TSRI...

2013-07-17 10:55:52

During the last decade, our understanding of this hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis has quickly expanded. Two novel hypothalamic Arg-Phe-amide- related peptides, kisspeptin and gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone, may be important regulators of the reproductive axis. Kisspeptins are currently recognized as the most potent activators of the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis. Kisspeptin and its receptor, G protein-coupled receptor 54 (GPR54), are expressed on gonadotropin-releasing hormone...

Single Olfactory Gene Helps Mice Detect Predators
2013-04-30 08:47:01

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Dogs can hear sounds at higher frequencies. Bats can ℠see´ with sonar although their eyes are practically useless. And, apparently, the mouse can smell a predator´s urine from a mile away. Each of these traits has played an important role in the evolution of each animal. But what is especially amazing with regard to mice and their olfactory receptors is their ability to sense a threat may be determined by only...


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