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2014-01-20 09:42:42

A new class of molecules called acyldepsipeptides — ADEPs — may provide a new way to attack bacteria that have developed resistance to antibiotics.

2013-09-09 20:33:58

The vision for a new branch of medicine, inspired by the ancient field that began with peg legs and hand hooks, commanded the spotlight in a major address by its pioneer here today at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society.

Small Molecule Might Play Big Role In Alzheimer's Disease
2012-07-10 10:58:00

Simulations by UC Santa Barbara researchers improve understanding of plaque formation and suggest new diagnostic and treatment options

2012-06-12 10:38:23

What’s good news in one setting might spell disaster in another.

Undiscovered Drugs In The Novemdecillions
2012-06-07 05:55:06

A report published in the American Chemical Society journal Chemical Neuroscience estimates that scientists have barely synthesized one tenth of one percent of the possible medicines that could be made.

2012-03-09 02:30:20

By engineering cells to express a modified RNA called "Spinach," researchers have imaged small-molecule metabolites in living cells and observed how their levels change over time.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.