Nick Franks

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Classical anesthetics of the gamma-aminobutyric acid type A receptor (GABA(A))-enhancing class (e.g., pentobarbital, chloral hydrate, muscimol, and ethanol) produce analgesia and unconsciousness (sedation). Dissociative anesthetics that antagonize the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor (e.g., ketamine, MK-801, dextromethorphan, and phencyclidine) produce(More)
This project is concerned with devising and studying in vitro populations of microtubules that can spontaneously develop functions and act as simple 'nano-machines' by virtue of behaving as a complex system. The manner by which a machine is devised and functions is frequently based upon a hierarchical sequence of cause and effect, as for example in a(More)
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