Medications

How AI can help design drugs to treat opioid addiction

Approximately three million Americans suffer from opioid use disorder, and every year more than 80,000 Americans die from overdoses. Opioid drugs, such as heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone and morphine, activate opioid receptors. ...

Neuroscience

Why green light helps reduce pain in mice

A team of researchers at Fudan University's, State Key Laboratory of Medical Neurobiology and MOE Frontiers Center for Brain Science, Institutes of Brain Science, in China, has traced neural activity from the eyes to the ...

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 ...

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