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Creating More Sustainable Pharmaceuticals
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Creating More Sustainable Pharmaceuticals

Researchers have developed a novel and sustainable way to create pharmaceuticals using blue light.
Nanoscale "Computer" Activates Protein and Influences Cell Behavior
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Nanoscale "Computer" Activates Protein and Influences Cell Behavior

Researchers have created a computational operation and embedded it into a protein. In doing so, they are now able to rapidly activate the protein using light and the drug rapamycin. When activated, the cells underwent internal changes that enhanced their adhesive capabilities, which ultimately decreased their motility.
Plant Molecule Used by Native Americans Can Treat Pain and Diarrhea
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Plant Molecule Used by Native Americans Can Treat Pain and Diarrhea

Researchers revealed a striking pattern following a functional screen of extracts from plants collected in Muir Woods National Monument, in coastal redwood forest land in California. They found plants with a long history of use by Native Americans as topical analgesics, were often also used as gastrointestinal aids.
3D Platform Developed To Study Deadly Lung Disease
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3D Platform Developed To Study Deadly Lung Disease

Researchers have developed a 3D cell culturing platform that allows the study of lung fibroblasts and their microenvironment. The platform enables measurement of cell behaviors and changes involved in the progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Predicting Protein Interactions With Artificial Intelligence
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Predicting Protein Interactions With Artificial Intelligence

A team of researchers has produced 3D models of eukaryotic protein interactions using artificial intelligence techniques.
Harnessing T-Cell Biology To Develop Living Drugs
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Harnessing T-Cell Biology To Develop Living Drugs

Researcher Leonardo Ferreira, PhD, has described his experience using chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) regulatory T-cells to address the challenge of transplant tolerance.
New Gene Discovered That Is Critical for Daily Rhythms
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New Gene Discovered That Is Critical for Daily Rhythms

A team of neurobiologists has identified a new gene, called Tango10, that is critical for daily behavioral rhythms.
Nutrition Trumps Drugs When It Comes to Healthy Aging
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Nutrition Trumps Drugs When It Comes to Healthy Aging

The pre-clinical study by the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre suggests the makeup of our diet could be more powerful than drugs in keeping conditions like diabetes, stroke and heart disease at bay.
Common Blood Pressure Drug Does Not Slow Advanced Alzheimer's
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Common Blood Pressure Drug Does Not Slow Advanced Alzheimer's

New research has shown the drug losartan, normally used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), is no more effective than a placebo, in slowing down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in people with mild-to-moderate disease after 12 months of treatment.
Synthesizing Potential Drug Precursor Found in Poppies
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Synthesizing Potential Drug Precursor Found in Poppies

An undergraduate student and her mentor have for the first time synthesized setigerumine I, a rare and potentially potent molecule drawn from poppies.
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