Medical research

Scientists illuminate mechanism of common drug target

Roughly a third of all drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration target a large family of biomolecules, known as G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), whose job is to trigger cellular responses to extracellular ...

Medications

Search for safer pain relief advances with new compounds

Scientists at Scripps Research in Florida have created a collection of new pain-relieving compounds, that like morphine and other drugs, provide relief via activation of opioid receptors, but without inducing many dangerous ...

Medications

New treatment for inflammatory bowel disease

Opioids are a class of substances that control sensations such as pain and emotions in animals. While plant-derived opioid narcotics such as morphine are the most well-recognized, other opioid molecules like endorphins can ...

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