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UVA radiation, stomatal pores, Viagra, and strawberries. How are they all linked? cGMP signalling.

The unusual combination of the above topics is likely to beg the question, how on earth can these possibly be related? Though, it is through cell signalling that these 4 topics are undoubtedly connected. Additionally, some of the molecules involved that are detailed here may have great economic potential for the agricultural industry. UVA has

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How a genuine human gene got named after Sonic the Hedgehog

 Here at Get Animated! Medical, one of our specialities is game-based learning – an effective way of making science education more engaging and memorable. However, you may not know that this isn’t the first time science and video games have been blended together. Located on chromosome 7 of every human genome is the sonic hedgehog

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Photopharmacology – Lighting the Path for Endless Possibilities

One of the main issues for modern pharmacology is the inability to control a drug’s activity in space or time after administration, leading to deficient efficacy and the presence of off-target side effects. This is something that the pharmaceutical industry seems to have completely forgotten about – perhaps because a huge proportion of the drug-development

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Frog skin. A slimy surface you don’t really want to touch… or the next high-tech plaster and a new cancer treatment?

Methods to speed up wound healing have been a hot topic over the years and scientists are continuously looking for ways to fast track the body’s ability to migrate and replenish cells [1]. One unique method that has been proven to be extraordinarily effective is the use of frog skin. This idea originated from the

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5 drug advancements in 2020 that will benefit the lives of patients globally

What a ride 2020 has been so far. In a year full of wildfires, viruses, and well… ‘The Tiger King’, it can be difficult to focus on the positives. It’s not all doom and gloom, however – one aspect of 2020 that is actually rather promising is the world of novel pharmaceuticals. Here, we have

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