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Feb 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Using an innovative screening method, a team of scientists from Australia and the United States has discovered a peptide in the venom of the Peruvian green velvet tarantula (Thrixopelma pruriens) that blunts activity in pain-transmitting neurons. Tarantula. Image credit: Michael Gäbler / CC BY 3.0. The novel method, named toxineering, has the potential to search millions of different spider toxins for safe pain-killing drugs and therapies. Dr Michael...

Jan 3, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study published in the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, human lungs have odor receptors. A diagram of the...

Dec 26, 2013 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute has found a new molecular pathway that rebalances the immune system by turning down...

Dec 12, 2013 by Sci-News.com

Dr Yang Wang and colleagues from Vanderbilt University have shown a novel mechanism of cancer development through EGFR negative regulator, LRIG1. LRIG1...

Dec 5, 2013 by Sci-News.com

Scientists led by Dr David Fairlie from the University of Queensland, Australia, have found abnormal amounts of an inflammatory protein called PAR2 in...

Nov 15, 2013 by Sci-News.com

According to new research published this week in the journal Nature, an acyldepsipeptide antibiotic called ADEP in combination with the bactericidal antibiotic...

Nov 4, 2013 by Sci-News.com

German researchers have developed an innovative approach for measuring blood glucose levels in diabetic patients. A new painless technique uses infrared...

Nov 1, 2013 by Sci-News.com

By using neurotoxins produced by bacteria of the genus Clostridium (C. botulinum and C. tetani), commonly known as Botox and Tetanus toxin respectively,...

Oct 25, 2013 by Enrico de Lazaro

Tert-butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ) – a common food additive – may protect people from the avian influenza A strain H7N9, according to a new study published...