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2014-07-25 10:36:51

The study, led by Martina Gentzsch, PhD, provides evidence that could help drug developers improve compounds aimed at correcting CFTR proteins in cystic fibrosis patients.

2014-07-16 08:27:08

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virobay, Inc., a clinical stage pharmaceutical company with a platform of cathepsin protease inhibitors being developed for the treatment

2014-07-07 04:20:43

LONDON and BOSTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heptares has solved structures across all major GPCR families (A, B and C) providing platforms for wide-ranging

Human Nose Can Distinguish More Than 1 Trillion Scents
2014-03-21 04:48:03

For decades, experts have claimed that people were capable of detecting 10,000 different odors, but new research appearing in March 21 edition of Science suggests that the actual number of scents detectable by the human nose is considerably higher.

Heart Attack Patients May Soon Have Side Effect-Free Drug Option
2014-03-12 06:36:52

A new drug designed to stop a heart attack in its tracks, while reducing the damage caused, all without side effects, is one step closer to development thanks to a group of Melbourne scientists from Monash University.

Detailed Picture Of Protein Linked To Learning, Pain And Brain Disorders Created By Scientists
2014-03-07 11:26:29

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and Vanderbilt University have created the most detailed 3-D picture yet of a membrane protein that is linked to learning, memory, anxiety, pain and brain disorders such as schizophrenia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and autism.

The tent-making bat Uroderma bilobatum
2014-03-04 05:07:25

While scientists know that a superfamily of genes inside olfactory receptors is responsible for our sense of smell – we still don’t know the mechanism behind the interpretation of odor molecules into a particular smell.

Xray Maps GPCR
2013-12-20 12:57:28

Researchers have used one of the brightest X-ray sources in the world to map the three-dimensional structure of an important cellular gatekeeper known as a G protein-coupled receptor, or GPCR.

Genetics Play A Large Part In Olfaction
2013-12-14 05:33:05

People react differently to the same smells. Something that smells wonderful to you could be offensive to your friend, but why this is so has been a mystery. The answer could lie in your genetic makeup, says a research team from Duke University.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.