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2008-08-22 03:00:15

By Haider, Shozeb Parkinson, Gary N; Neidle, Stephen ABSTRACT Guanine-rich DNA repeat sequences located at the terminal ends of chromosomal DNA can fold in a sequence-dependent manner into G-quadruplex structures, notably the terminal 150-200 nucleotides at the 3' end, which occur as a single-stranded DNA overhang. The crystal structures of quadruplexes with two and four human telomeric repeats show an all-parallel-stranded topology that is readily capable of forming extended stacks of such...

2008-08-19 09:00:57

BUDAPEST, Hungary, August 19 /PRNewswire/ -- ChemAxon, a software solutions provider for cheminformatics today announced the launch of version 5.1 of their cheminformatics toolkits, Marvin & JChem. As well as other improvements, the release sees the introduction of IUPAC name import, support for OLE 2 format useful for integrating with Microsoft Office applications. Marvin & JChem is a software suite of application programming interfaces (API's) and graphic user interfaces (GUI's)...

2008-07-21 12:01:26

Biota Holdings Limited (ASX: BTA) today announced it had concluded its litigation against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). The announcement followed formal mediation between by the parties ordered by the Victorian Supreme Court. The mediation provided the parties with the opportunity to resolve their differences and eliminate the uncertainty and costs associated with the legal process. Biota and GSK have agreed to normalise their relationship to pursue the best interests of Relenza, with senior...

2006-05-19 14:45:00

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Bird flu patients should receive Tamiflu as a frontline treatment, but doctors may also consider combining it with an older class of effective flu drugs, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. The option of so-called "dual antiviral therapy" was among the latest clinical recommendations issued by the United Nations agency for countries battling outbreaks of the deadly H5N1 virus among humans. The recommendations were drawn up at a...

2006-03-01 15:35:00

WASHINGTON -- U.S. health officials on Wednesday said they have purchased more than 14 million courses of antiviral treatments from Roche Holding AG and GlaxoSmithKline Plc in preparation for a possible avian flu pandemic among humans. The Department of Health and Human Services ordered 12.4 million courses of Roche's Tamiflu and 1.75 million courses of Glaxo's Relenza, it said in a statement. The agency has already purchased 5.5 million courses of antiviral drugs for its government...

2005-11-17 16:27:29

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba said on Thursday it was considering researching a vaccine against bird flu, warning that antiviral drugs available today are barely enough to protect "the rich people in rich nations" from a pandemic. Communist Cuba's biotech industry, one of the most advanced in the Third World, has developed dozens of new drugs, including the world's only vaccine against meningitis B and experimental cancer vaccines. "We have taken the first steps to think about a possible...

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