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Some ‘Inert’ Drug Ingredients May Be Biologically Active

Some supposedly inert ingredients in common drugs — such as dyes and preservatives — may potentially be biologically active and could lead to unanticipated side effects, according to a preliminary new study by researchers from the UCSF and the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research.

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‘Wasabi Receptor’ Reveals Its Eye-Watering Secrets

UCSF researchers have now determined how the TRPA1 molecule manages to sense such a diverse variety of dangerous chemicals – and do so with enough sensitivity to let you flee before suffering too much tissue damage.

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