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Reading Tea Leaves

By Jef Akst | 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 Tia Ghose | 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 Ole H. Petersen, Oleg V. Gerasimenko, and Julia V. Gerasimenko | 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 Bob Grant | 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 Sabrina Richards | 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 Cristina Luiggi | January 19, 2012

Hundreds of new drugs for kids are in the horizon

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The Companies that Failed

By Edyta Zielinska | 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 Hannah Waters | December 20, 2011

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

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Lipitor Patent Expires

By Cristina Luiggi | November 30, 2011

The pharmaceutical darling that has brought billions in revenue to Pfizer over the past 15 years will now share the shelves with its generic competitors.

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A Spoonful of Sugar

By Jef Akst | November 23, 2011

A special glucose molecule makes tumor cells more vulnerable to a pair of cancer cell-killing drugs.

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