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Piece by Piece

By | June 1, 2013

A guide to fragment-based drug discovery

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Modified Toxin to Treat Obesity?

By | May 29, 2013

Researchers show that a synthetic peptide derived from a sea anemone toxin has potent weight-regulating effects in a mouse model of obesity.  

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Vitamin C Slays TB Bacteria

By | May 21, 2013

The essential nutrient can kill drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis by producing oxidative radicals that damage DNA.

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Nano-vehicles for Cancer Drugs

By | May 20, 2013

Experimental cancer therapeutics delivered to tumors via nanoparticles could provide a safer and more effective therapy than conventional chemotherapy.

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Release of Drug Data Blocked

By | May 2, 2013

A court ruling that stops the European Medicines Agency from releasing data from two US companies calls into question the agency’s push for transparency.

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Jailed for Faking Data

By | April 18, 2013

A researcher working for a US pharmaceutical company’s Scotland branch is sent to prison for falsifying safety test data on experimental drugs due for clinical trials.

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Virus Versus Bacteria

By | April 17, 2013

A newly developed drug, modeled after a bacteria-infecting virus, is less likely to become antibiotic resistant.

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The Cancer-Test Kid

By | April 1, 2013

After a family friend died of pancreatic cancer, high school sophomore Jack Andraka invented a diagnostic strip that could detect the disease in its early stages.

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Antibody-Drug Combo Approved

By | February 25, 2013

The FDA approves an antibody-drug conjugate that effectively treats a certain type of advanced breast cancer with fewer side effects than previous drugs.

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Gold Dust Missing from Pfizer Lab

By | December 10, 2012

$700,000 worth of gold dust has been reported missing from a Pfizer medical research lab in Missouri.

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