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New tactics Opioids, which activate specific receptors in the brain, spinal cord and elsewhere, can cause euphoria that leads to addiction.
These, coupled with hundreds of other chemical receptors, are likely the reason cockroaches are such effective scavengers, the researchers report today in Nature Communications.
The windows are covered with heavy shades and curtains, sealing the dining room from the world outside in an artificial twilight of pink and orange lights, a hazy glow that benefits neither the food nor the color receptors of the human eye.
Enzalutamide works by shutting down the receptor on the cancer cell that receives hormones like testosterone.
This door, or receptor, is found on cells in the intestines, and in motor nerves in the spinal cord, which explains why poliovirus infection causes paralysis.
The second type of immunotherapy, used mostly with blood cancers, involves chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy.
Another company, Merck, tried to block the CGRP receptor with a different small compound.
Oddly, the receptor is an immunoregulator thought to be expressed by blood-forming cells, specifically immune progenitor cells in the bone marrow.
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biology : a nerve ending that senses changes in light, temperature, pressure, etc., and causes the body to react in a particular way
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