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Morphine-like Protein With Analgesic and Tranquilizing Qualities Discovered in Coffee

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  January 28, 2015 at 5:05 AM Research News   - G J E 4
A protein with morphine-like effects has been identified in coffee that has analgesic and mildly tranquilizing qualities, according to scientists at the genetics and biotech division of state-owned Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation Embrapa, and state University of Brasilia (UnB) scientists.
 Morphine-like Protein With Analgesic and Tranquilizing Qualities Discovered in Coffee
Morphine-like Protein With Analgesic and Tranquilizing Qualities Discovered in Coffee
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Embrapa said, "The discovery has biotechnological potential for the health foods industry and could also help to alleviate stress in animals bound for the slaughterhouse."

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