Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
Deadly cone snails may provide an answer for treating nerve pain
The study in rats found that cone snail toxins named RgIA and Vc1.1 can treat nerve hypersensitivity and pain by blocking a molecule in cells known as the "alpha9alpha10 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor."
Thursday, November 02, 2006
And it appears to be able to infect human cell lines (again).
In a controversial study, researchers have resurrected a retrovirus that infected our ancestors millions of years ago and now sits frozen in the human genome.