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"Designer Receptors Activated Only by Designer Drugs" (DREADDs) belong to a class of proteins called chemogenetic proteins. These engineered proteins allow scientists to control nerve cell activity in ambulatory animals.

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Developing the Next Generation of Water-soluble DREADDs

Developing the Next Generation of Water-soluble DREADDs

Texas A&M study identifies new brain region involved in inhibiting fear

Texas A&M study identifies new brain region involved in inhibiting fear

Researchers develop new technique to capture neuron activity

Researchers develop new technique to capture neuron activity

New technology allows researchers to temporarily shut down brain area to better understand function

New technology allows researchers to temporarily shut down brain area to better understand function

Short-term use of opioids implicated in protracted pain, new study finds

Short-term use of opioids implicated in protracted pain, new study finds

Brief opioid exposure can cause increase in chronic pain

Brief opioid exposure can cause increase in chronic pain

Scientists identify underlying cause of immune suppression in people with high level spinal cord injuries

Scientists identify underlying cause of immune suppression in people with high level spinal cord injuries

Boosting intrinsic growth programs can enhance axon regeneration of injured neurons

Boosting intrinsic growth programs can enhance axon regeneration of injured neurons

Dartmouth researchers reveal involvement of designer brain receptors in cravings

Dartmouth researchers reveal involvement of designer brain receptors in cravings

Three studies point to mGluR2 as new molecular target for addiction treatment

Three studies point to mGluR2 as new molecular target for addiction treatment

Mice genetically deficient in serotonin are more vulnerable to social stressors

Mice genetically deficient in serotonin are more vulnerable to social stressors

New study provides important understanding of what drives appetite

New study provides important understanding of what drives appetite

Researchers translate new technology to better study behaviors and cellular function to fruit flies

Researchers translate new technology to better study behaviors and cellular function to fruit flies