News tagged with receptor activity

Couch potato? It could be genetic

(Medical Xpress)—Scientists in China and Aberdeen have made a key discovery which could explain why some people are 'couch potatoes'.

Feb 14, 2014
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Opioid dependence plays role in chronic pain

The bodies of mammals, including humans, respond to injury by releasing endogenous opioids—compounds that mitigate acute pain. A team of researchers led by those at the University of Kentucky has uncovered groundbreaking ...

Sep 19, 2013
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Targeting aggressive prostate cancer

A team of researchers from UC Davis, UC San Diego and other institutions has identified a key mechanism behind aggressive prostate cancer. Published on August 14, 2013 in Nature, the study shows that two long non-coding RNAs ( ...

Aug 14, 2013
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Preventing blood poisoning

Peptide molecules derived from the body's natural immune system can help boost the body's defence against life-threatening blood poisoning, joint University research has uncovered.

May 17, 2013
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Nose spray for panic attacks?

(Medical Xpress) -- Max Planck researchers have succeeded in showing in experiments on mice that the anxiolytic substance neuropeptide S (NPS) can be absorbed through the nasal mucosa and unfold its effect ...

Mar 05, 2012
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