UNC scientists and colleagues just solved a major piece of the opioid puzzle
Fri Jan 12, 2018
"The idea in the field for many years has been to make an opioid that provides beneficial analgesic properties without the harmful side effects," says pharmacologist Bryan Roth, a physician researcher at University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Design a drug that kills pain, not people. To build that drug, though, researchers need to know the shape of its receptor.
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