Scientists take another step towards building the best pain reliever

In ongoing efforts to improve opioid pain relievers, US and Chinese scientists have used cryoEM to solve the detailed structures of the entire family of opioid receptors bound by naturally occurring peptides. Subsequent structure-oriented biochemical studies were then performed to better understand the selective mechanisms of peptide receptors and drug signaling. This work was published … Read more

A review and meta-analysis suggest that mechanical ventilation may be effective for improving stress and mental health

Study results published in Scientific reports It has been suggested that practicing breathing exercises helps reduce stress and improve mental health. Study: Effect of breathing on stress and mental health: a meta-analysis of randomized trials. Image credit: Nata Penney/Shutterstock background Breathing practices date back to ancient times, as evidenced by yoga (India), vase breathing (Tibet), … Read more