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Mechanism of action of thalidomide elucidated

(Medical Xpress)—Scientists led by Nicolas Thomä at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research have clarified the workings of thalidomide at the molecular level. Their analysis of various structures, published ...

Jul 17, 2014
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Unlocking a mystery of thalidomide

In the 1950s and 1960s, pregnant women with morning sickness were often prescribed the new drug thalidomide. Shortly after the medicine was released on the market, a reported 10,000 infants were born with an extreme form ...

May 01, 2014
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Thalidomide class action settled in Australia

A class action over birth defects linked to the morning sickness drug thalidomide was settled in an Australian court Monday, with the British distributor agreeing to pay victims Aus$89 million (US$81 million).

Dec 02, 2013
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