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Back to the future for flu fighters

( -- Australian National University researchers have breathed new life into an old protein drug target in a discovery that could open the door to a new range of drugs to combat influenza.

dateJul 20, 2010 in Medical research
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Mutation causes intense pain

A mutation that enhances the function of a specific ion channel has been identified as the cause of a rare inherited pain disorder. The research, published by Cell Press in the June 10 issue of the journal Neuron, proposes ...

dateJun 09, 2010 in Neuroscience
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A warm sensor maintains skin barrier

Japanese research group led by Prof. Makoto Tominaga and Dr. Takaaki Sokabe (National Institute for Physiological Sciences: NIPS) found that TRPV4 ion channel in skin keratinocytes is important for formation and maintenance ...

dateMay 14, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Blinking neurons give thoughts away

( -- Electrical currents are invisible to the naked eye - at least they are when they flow through metal cables. In nerve cells, however, scientists are able to make electrical signals visible. Working with fellow ...

dateMay 04, 2010 in Neuroscience
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