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Masayuki Wasa, Ph.D., invents new chemistry methods that enable diagnostic and mechanistic studies of drug candidates
Historically, GPR158 hasn’t been easy to study. It is called an “orphan receptor” because scientists haven’t yet identified the molecule responsible for turning its signaling function “on” in a manner similar to flipping a switch. It may play a role in depression and anxiety.
The successful compound works by binding tightly to the disease-causing RNA in multiple places, while also attracting an enzyme that eliminates RNAs.
Martemyanov lab at UF Scripps solves the mystery of how cones form their distinctive brain connections, giving humans and other animals their ability to see colors.
Reactivating chondrocytes, the cells that create cartilage, may offer a way to regenerate the joint cushions that degrade with age.
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