Hot pepper compound may reduce obesity
A new trial in rodents finds that capsaicin, the compound that makes hot peppers hot, can lead to long-term weight loss and better metabolic health.read more
Chronic pain: New compound may replace opioids
Researchers have designed a drug that may soon be a safe, effective alternative to opioids for treating moderate-to-severe chronic pain.read more
Olfactory receptors 'do more than smell'
Human olfactory receptors are everywhere in the body — not just in the nose — and may prove useful in healthcare and medicine once we know more about them.read more