opioids
Morphine’s Missing Link Found
Morphine’s Missing Link Found
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 29, 2015
Researchers identified the last poppy gene product needed to produce morphine in yeast.
Yeast–Made Opioid Progresses
Yeast–Made Opioid Progresses
Tracy Vence | May 19, 2015
Scientists are one step closer to coaxing engineered yeast to produce morphine from a simple sugar.
Toward Yeast–Based Opioid Production
Toward Yeast–Based Opioid Production
Tracy Vence | Aug 24, 2014
Synthetic biologists introduce bacterial and poppy plant genes into yeast to manufacture morphine.
UV Like an Addictive Substance?
UV Like an Addictive Substance?
Kerry Grens | Jun 19, 2014
Chronic exposure to ultraviolet light leads to endorphin release and signs of addiction in mice.
An Offensive Playbook
An Offensive Playbook
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 1, 2014
Developing nonaddictive drugs to combat pain
Pain and Progress
Pain and Progress
Kerry Grens | Feb 1, 2014
Is it possible to make a nonaddictive opioid painkiller?