News tagged with new discoveries

Mining for new drugs in the ocean

Each time we use an antibiotic, the weaker strains of infection are killed off while the stronger, more virulent strains are left behind to multiply. In the past, this has not caused much concern, as there ...

Feb 28, 2013
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Automated design for drug discovery

A system of 'automated design' for new drugs could help develop the complex therapies needed for many medical conditions while also improving drug safety and efficiency, new research from the University of Dundee has shown.

Dec 12, 2012
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Gene knockout stops immune cell development

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have identified the key gene in ensuring that our immune defences develop infection-fighting cells. No cells of the adaptive immune system ...

Dec 11, 2012
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Researchers claim NIH grant process is 'totally broken'

(Medical Xpress)—John Ioannidis, a researcher at Stanford University has, along with graduate student Joshua Nicholson, published a commentary piece in the journal Nature, taking the National Institutes of Health (NIH) ...

Dec 06, 2012
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