Medical research

How opioid drugs get into our cells

The human body naturally produces opioid-like substances, such as endorphins, that block the perception of pain and increase the feeling of well-being. Similarly, opioid drugs, including morphine or fentanyl, are widely used ...

Immunology

Study shows immune cells have a backup mechanism

The enzyme TBK1 is an important component of the innate immune system that plays a critical role in the defense against viruses. Upon mutation-induced loss of TBK1 function, patients show an increased susceptibility to viral ...

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