Colombian authorities must stop using the controversial herbicide glyphosate—also known by its brand name Roundup—to eradicate illicit coca plantations, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Saturday.
Scientists have discovered an extraordinary protein-cutting enzyme that has also evolved to glue proteins together, a finding that may be valuable in the production of therapeutic drugs.
A new study shows that it is possible to use an imaging technique called cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to view, in near-atomic detail, the architecture of a metabolic enzyme bound to a drug that blocks its activity. ...
When you take a drug, it travels through your bloodstream, dissolving and dispersing, and eventually reaching its designated target area.
Two decades after it started spraying coca fields with herbicide, Colombia is torn between continuing to wage a US-sponsored war on drugs from the sky and mounting fears of health risks.
For the first time scientists have come up with a precise explanation for why lobsters change colour from blue/black to red when cooked.
Two Virginia Tech researchers found that when it comes to fighting malaria, teamwork pays off.
An experiment at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has revealed in atomic detail how a hypertension drug binds to a cellular receptor that plays a key role in regulating blood pressure. The results ...
Generation of fragment screening libraries could enhance the analysis and application of natural products for medicinal chemistry and drug discovery, according to Griffith University's Professor Ronald Quinn.
Using DESY's ultra bright X-ray source PETRA III, scientists have resolved the molecular structure of two promising drug candidates from the new group of Spiegelmers for the first time. The results provide a deeper understanding ...