Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opiate analgesic similar to but more potent than morphine. It is typically used to treat patients with severe pain, or to manage pain after surgery. It is also sometimes used to treat people with chronic pain who are physically tolerant to opiates. It is a schedule II prescription drug.
An antibody in single-chain fragment variable (scFv) format that binds to the powerful opioid carfentanil was shown to reverse signs of carfentanil overdose in preclinical tests conducted by scientists at Scripps Research.
Prosthetics moved by thoughts. Targeted treatments for aggressive brain cancer. Soldiers with enhanced vision or bionic ears.
The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), the world’s leading professional society for molecular diagnostics, released consensus recommendations today to aid in the design and validation of clinical CYP3A4 and CYP3A5 genotyping assays, encourage standardization of testing across labs, and better patient care.
The human body naturally produces opioid-like substances, such as endorphins, which block the perception of pain and increase the feeling of well-being.
The ongoing opioid epidemic continues to take a heavy toll on American communities, with more than 80,000 opioid-related deaths reported in 2021, according to the National Institutes of Health.
A novel molecule LIH383 developed by scientists at the Luxembourg Institute of Health binds to and inhibits a formerly unknown opioid receptor in the brain.
When two scientists from NIST brought black lights and glow powder into the crime lab, they were not setting up a laser tag studio or nightclub.