Tagged: Biochemistry

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G-Protein-Coupled Receptors in Drug Discovery

G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) play a big role in the human body. As they maintain many of our key functions, much research is done to better understand the structure and function of GPCRs. In addition, GPCRs are potential starting points in...

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Virtual Molecular Worlds

Whether your interests lie in science, or you simply enjoy computer games, you must have come across this extremely popular piece of technology. Virtual Reality (or VR) is a computer-generated environment that completely immerses the user through specially built interfaces....

Health Benefits and Risks of Coffee

Whether you’re in a meeting, lecture, class or just working late, for a lot of people the first thing that springs to mind is coffee. As 125 million people in the world are regular coffee drinkers, it is not surprising...

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Use Or Abuse? Corticosteroids For Pain Relief

You may have heard of injured athletes who are made to ‘play through the pain barrier’ with the help of ‘injections’, these are actually corticosteroids – the gold standard of anti-inflammatory medicine. While this is somewhat of a common practice...