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2011-11-17 10:30:04

Creating new, improved pharmaceuticals is sometimes very similar to cracking the code of a combination lock. If you have the wrong numbers, the lock won´t open. Even worse, you don´t know if your numbers are close to the actual code or way off the mark. The only solution is to simply guess a new combination and try again. Similarly, when a newly created drug doesn´t bind well to its intended target, the drug won´t work. Scientists are then forced to go back to the lab,...

2011-02-07 13:37:31

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a little bomb that promises a big bang for cancer patients. Preliminary tests show an anti-cancer drug loosely attached to gold nanoparticles starts accumulating deep inside tumors within minutes of injection and can be activated for an effective treatment within two hours. The same drug injected alone takes two days to gather and attacks the tumor from the surface "“ a far less effective route. The work, titled "Deep...

2008-02-21 13:45:00

Bacteria can be made to spin spider silk Biological and medical research is on the threshold of a new era based on better understanding of how large organic molecules bind together and recognise each other. There is great potential for exploiting the molecular docking processes that are commonplace in all organisms to develop new drugs that act more specifically without adverse side effects, and construct novel materials by mimicking nature. A recent workshop on Biosupramolecular Chemistry...