Researchers identify long-sought activator of sigma receptors in human cells

Cells communicate through complex mechanisms that typically involve receptors and ligands that bind to them. Endogenous ligands have been identified for the vast majority of cellular receptors, helping explain receptor existence and function. But in the case of sigma-1 receptors, which interact with a diverse array of psychoactive drugs, an endogenous ligand has remained elusive. … More Researchers identify long-sought activator of sigma receptors in human cells

Genetically modified food opponents know less than they think, research finds

People most opposed to genetically modified foods think they know the most about them, but actually know the least, new report finds. The people who hold the most extreme views opposing genetically modified (GM) foods think they know most about GM food science, but actually know the least, according to new research. The paper, published … More Genetically modified food opponents know less than they think, research finds

Gut microbes from healthy infants block milk allergy development in mice

New research suggests that the gut microbiome may help prevent the development of cow’s milk allergy. Scientists found that gut microbes from healthy human infant donors transplanted into mice protected animals exposed to milk from experiencing allergic reactions, while gut microbes transplanted from infants allergic to milk did not. New research suggests that the gut … More Gut microbes from healthy infants block milk allergy development in mice