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Researchers link orphan receptor to opioid-induced itching

Opioids have long been an important tool in the world of pain management, but the side effects of these drugs - from addiction and respiratory failure to severe itching and dizziness, can be overwhelming. Scientists have ...

Adipose tissue produces cells involved in immune response

French researchers from CNRS and the Universite Paul Sabatier have demonstrated the existence, in adipose tissue, of stem cells similar to those found in bone marrow. These cells are capable of differentiating into mast cells, ...