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Researchers find Painkillers without dangerous side effects

Researchers find Painkillers without dangerous side effects

People, we have some good news for you. Researchers from Charite - Universitatsmedizin Berlin have discovered a new way of developing painkillers.

This research has been published the journal Science.

The team of researchers used computational simulation to analyze interactions at opioid receptors - the cell's docking sites for painkillers. When used in an animal model, their prototype of a morphine-like molecule was able to produce substantial pain relief in inflamed tissues.

Study finds precise technique for tracking dopamime in brain

Study finds precise technique for tracking dopamime in brain

According to a new study, researchers have found a new way to track dopamime in brain, much more precisely than previously possible, which allowed scientists to gain insight into dopamine's roles in learning, memory, and emotion.

The study was published in the journal Lab on a Chip.

Dopamine is one of the many neurotransmitters that neurons in the brain use to communicate with each other. Previous systems for measuring these neurotransmitters have been limited in how long they provide accurate readings and how much of the brain they can cover.

Cigarettes block self-healing processes in lungs: Study

Cigarettes block self-healing processes in lungs: Study

Smoke from cigarettes blocks self-healing processes in the lungs and consequently can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, partner in the German Center for Lung Research (DZL), and their international colleagues have reported this in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Air pollution alters effectiveness of antibiotics

Air pollution alters effectiveness of antibiotics

Researchers from the University of Leicester have, for the first time, discovered that bacteria that cause respiratory infections are directly affected by air pollution - increasing the potential for infection and changing the effectiveness of antibiotic treatment.

The interdisciplinary study, which has been published in the journal Environmental Microbiology, has important implications for the treatment of infectious diseases, which are known to be increased in areas with high levels of air pollution.

Obesity stops 'guardian immune cells' from doing their job: Study

Obesity stops 'guardian immune cells' from doing their job: Study

Scientists have uncovered the physiological mechanics underlying inflammation and obesity by tracking the actions of 'guardian immune cells' in response to changes in diet.

The study has been published in the Journal Immunity.

They believe their work may herald a new era of research now that they have new therapeutic targets to prevent and control obesity-related inflammation and metabolic disease.

You may never know your partner is hiding emotions: Study

You may never know your partner is hiding emotions: Study

Even the most blissful of couples in long-running, exclusive relationships may be fairly clueless when it comes to spotting the ploys their partner uses to avoid dealing with emotional issues, suggests new research from psychologists at Washington University in St. Louis.

The study has been published in the Journal of Personality.

"Happier couples see their partners in a more positive light than do less happy couples," said Lameese Eldesouky, lead author of the study and a doctoral student in Psychological and Brain Sciences at Washington University.

Doctors missing 'subtle signs' of imminent heart attacks: Study

Doctors missing 'subtle signs' of imminent heart attacks: Study

Heart attack early warning signs are being missed by doctors, according to new research which found that around 16 per cent of people who die from them are admitted to hospital for other reasons in the 28 days prior to their death.

The study has been published in The Lancet Public Health journal.

Symptoms such as fainting , shortness of breath and chest pain would have been evident up to a month before death in some of these patients, the study by the Imperial College London found.

Suicide prediction now possible!

Suicide prediction now possible!

A groundbreaking project led by a Florida State University researcher makes an exponential advance in suicide prediction, potentially giving clinicians the ability to predict who will attempt suicide up to two years in advance with 80 percent accuracy.

The study will be published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science.

FSU Psychology researcher Jessica Ribeiro feels an urgency to confront this relentless problem. Shadowing her research is the ever-present awareness that 120 Americans take their lives every day, nearly 45,000 a year.

Here's some good news for asthma sufferers

Here's some good news for asthma sufferers

Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 2 : Improved treatments for people with severe asthma are a 'step closer' after a research team led by the University of Leicester identified a breakthrough in the cause of airway narrowing.

The study has been published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Scientists have, for the first time, discovered that an active form of a key protein, HMGB1, is increased and related to narrowing of the airway in people with severe asthma.

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