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Dynamic view of opioid receptor could refine pain relief

Effective pain relief without the debilitating side effects of traditional opioids is closer to becoming a reality thanks to a study by an all-RIKEN team into the structure and dynamics of a drug-bound opioid receptor.

Leafy greens grown by night prove cheaper and just as good

Utility companies offer flexible electricity rates depending on the time of day to reduce demand at peak hours. That way, consumers can save some money, say, by using the dishwasher or tumble dryer at night. And the utilities ...

Smart soil can water and feed itself

A newly engineered type of soil can capture water out of thin air to keep plants hydrated and manage controlled release of fertilizer for a constant supply of nutrients.

The evolving single-cell and spatial technology landscape

The scTrends consortium has published its first report shedding light on the current state of the commercial single-cell and spatial genomics industry and its potential impact on drug discovery and patient care.

A high-quality pectin that 'gels with' low sugar products

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists developed a high quality and inexpensive pectin that can successfully gel in low sugar products and still be scalable for commercial production.

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