Penn team searches for a new class of anesthetics; 'Weaponized' insulin looks promising for diabetes; Cold Spring team targets a new pathway for fear;

> Roderic G. Eckenhoff, a professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, details his search for the first new class of anesthetics in decades. Release

> Biologists at the University of Utah say they have discovered a weaponized form of insulin used by a sea snail which showed promise in controlling blood sugar levels in zebrafish. Release

> A team of researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory described "a new pathway that controls fear memories and behavior in the mouse brain, offering mechanistic insight into how anxiety disorders may arise." Release

> Investigators at the University of Maryland School of Medicine say that clumps of calcium phosphate may be a significant target for age-related macular degeneration, a degenerative eye disease that afflicts large numbers of older patients. Release