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April 22, 2014

Penn Medicine Researchers Uncover Hints of a Novel Mechanism Behind General Anesthetic Action

New research led by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania investigated the common anesthetic sevoflurane and found that it binds at multiple key cell membrane protein locations that may contribute to the induction of the anesthetic response. Their findings will appear online in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Science). Read more ...

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Beatrice Hahn and George Shaw have contributed to nearly every aspect of HIV research. They have also worked to develop methods to identify and characterize a "transmitted founder virus." That allows them to infer what molecular and genetic traits are necessary and sufficient for a virus to cross a mucosal barrier and establish an active infection.

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