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Non-addictive painkiller discovered for fighting opioid crisis

Scientists have found a non-addictive painkiller to help fight the current opioid crisis, though in an animal model. Known as AT-121, the new chemical compound has a dual therapeutic action that suppressed the addictive effects of opioids and produced morphine-like analgesic effects in non-human primates. “In our study, we found AT-121 to be safe and non-addictive, as well as an ... Read More »

‘Golden keys’ that unlock Windows’ Secure Boot protection discovered

Microsoft just offered a masterclass on why building back doors into secure systems are a bad idea. Two security researchers who go by the handles @never_released and @TheWack0lianon Twitter recently announced in a blog post that malicious actors can bypass Windows’ Secure Boot feature on vulnerable machines, as first reported by ZDNet. If exploited, this would allow bad guys to load ... Read More »

New structural features of human hair discovered

Electron Microscopy micrograph of human hair cross-section. The top region shows the external part of the hair — cuticle region; The bottom region shows the internal macrofibrils — cortex region. Credit: Fabiano Emmanuel Montoro/LNNano, CNPEM A new discovery about the structure of human hair is likely to change the way scientists and researchers, as well as the cosmetics industry, view ... Read More »

New structural features of human hair discovered

Human hair structure has been studied extensively for more than 70 years, but a complete picture of its local structure has proven elusive. But now, by combining a submicron X-ray beam with cross-section geometry, a team of researchers has detected new structural features of human hair. Share: FULL STORY Electron Microscopy micrograph of human hair cross-section. The top region shows ... Read More »