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Virtual development of real drugs

Inside the human body, the same drug can interact with multiple molecules. This phenomenon is known as 'polypharmacology' and, according to the interaction, a drug can cure a disease or cause side effects in the patient. ...

dateJul 21, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Moving diagnostics out of the microwell

On many TV shows that depict chemistry in action, scientists are shown using bulky flasks and metal vats to perform reactions. In real labs, countless chemical reactions occur in microwells on small plastic plates. Scientists ...

dateJul 20, 2016 in Analytical Chemistry
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Replication of enzyme-nucleotide chimeras

DNA polymerases are the "Xerox machines" that replicate our DNA. They must work with great precision to keep errors from creeping into our genes. In spite of this precision, they still accept building blocks that have been ...

dateJul 13, 2016 in Biochemistry
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