News tagged with anesthetic

Light-activated reversal of anesthesia

In a new study, a light-sensitive moiety has been added to propofol, a commonly used anesthetic, allowing its narcotic effect to be controlled by light. The compound also offers a possible route to the treatment of certain ...

dateSep 13, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Rewriting the Organofluorine Playbook

( -- Sometimes it is easy to overgeneralize, to conclude that simply because a group of things are pretty much all the same, they're identical in all respects, even interchangeable. But such assumptions can cause ...

dateJun 26, 2012 in Materials Science
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New findings awaken age-old anesthesia question

( -- Why does inhaling anesthetics cause unconsciousness? New insights into this century-and-a-half-old question may spring from research performed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Scientists ...

dateMar 21, 2012 in Biochemistry
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