Drugs used to overcome cancer may also combat antibiotic resistance: McMaster researchers – The pharmaceutical sector has made a big investment in targeting kinases proteins, so there are a lot of compounds and drugs out there that, although they were designed to overcome cancer, they can in fact be looked at with fresh eyes and […]
Scientists Fixate on Ric-8 to Understand Trafficking of Popular Drug Receptor Targets – Half the drugs used today target a single class of proteins – and now scientists have identified an important molecular player critical to the proper workings of those proteins critical to our health. What you see, what you smell, how you feel […]
Record reaction cascade yields cancer drug candidate – New active substances can be produced quickly and efficiently with the help of reaction cascades. Once set in motion, these processes lead to the desired end product via a series of intermediate steps which take place in one go in a single reaction vessel. Scientists at the […]
X-ray crystallography reveals the structure of a common virus that causes gastroenteritis and juvenile diarrhoea, the astrovirus, hinting at the development of potential drugs for this nasty illness. More Astrovirus X-rayed.
Drug designer: New tool reveals mutations that cause HIV-drug resistance – Protease inhibitor drugs are one of the major weapons in the fight against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, but their effectiveness is limited as the virus mutates and develops resistance to the drugs over time. Now a new tool has been developed to […]
Unique gel capsule structure enables co-delivery of different types of drugs – Chemists have designed a multiple-compartment gel capsule that can simultaneously deliver hydrophilic and hydrophobic drugs. The microcapsules could be used for the treatment of diseases like cancer, which is often treated using combination chemotherapy. Chemist and writer Robert Slinn gives us his Slinn […]