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Reading Tea Leaves

By | February 1, 2012

Cyclic peptides, discovered in an African tea used to speed labor and delivery, may hold potential as drug-stabilizing scaffolds, antibiotics, and anticancer drugs.

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Rommie Amaro: Protein Explorer

By | February 1, 2012

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of California, San Diego. Age: 34

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The War Within

By | February 1, 2012

Unraveling the molecular causes of acute pancreatitis—a potentially deadly disease in which the pancreas essentially digests itself—is yielding clues to how it might be treated.

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Pakistan Heart Drug Scare

By | January 25, 2012

Officials in Punjab province have arrested the owners of pharmaceutical companies making cardiac drugs suspected to contain heavy-metal contaminants.

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Antimicrobial Cross-Resistance Risk

By | January 24, 2012

Bacteria that evolve resistance to antimicrobial therapies may be able to evade natural immune peptides.

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Kiddy Meds

By | January 19, 2012

Hundreds of new drugs for kids are in the horizon

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Iron Builds a Better Brain

By | January 9, 2012

Brain imaging and gene analyses in twins reveal that white matter integrity is linked to an iron homeostasis gene.

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Lynne-Marie Postovit: Cancer Modeler

By | January 1, 2012

Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Western Ontario. Age: 34

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The Companies that Failed

By | December 20, 2011

A roundup of eight biotech companies that didn’t make it through this year's continuing tough economic times

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Drug Headlines of 2011

By | December 20, 2011

A list of this year’s newsworthy successes—and failures—in drug development

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