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Researchers from North Carolina State University and Duke University have developed nanoscale “patches” that can be used to sensitize targeted cell receptors, making them more responsive to signals that control cell activity.
If one wants to better understand how plants grow, one must analyze the chemistry of life in its molecular detail.
“Pain begone!” In order to send out this signal, the human body produces tiny messenger molecules that dock to certain receptors.
Plants possess receptors which are similar to the glutamate receptors in the brain of humans and animals.
Opioids, such as morphine, are still the most effective class of painkillers, but they come with unwanted side effects and can also be addictive and deadly at high doses.
In the body's ongoing effort to maintain a healthy weight, an arsenal of cellular proteins called androgen receptors is critical for blocking fat accumulation.
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers have identified how one of the genes most commonly mutated in lung cancer may promote such tumors.