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Central biobank for drug research

For the development of new drugs it is crucial to work with stem cells, as these allow scientists to study the effects of new active pharmaceutical ingredients. But it has always been difficult to derive ...

Sep 01, 2014
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Foiling bugs that foil drugs

Every week, faculty members in the department of chemistry meet over lunch to discuss current literature in the field. The conversation at one of these meetings led Marcos Pires to what he calls a "crazy ...

Aug 12, 2014
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Follow the ant trail for drug design

New drugs often fail because they cause undesirable side effects. ETH researchers have developed simulation software that predicts the properties of active agents and virtually builds new ones. The software's search process ...

Mar 18, 2014
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A new approach to early diagnosis of influenza

A new technology is showing promise as the basis for a much-needed home test to diagnose influenza quickly, before the window for taking antiviral drugs slams shut and sick people spread the virus to others, scientists reported ...

Sep 08, 2013
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Breaking the code of royal purple

Royal purple, the color of robes swathing the emperors of Rome, ancient kings and high priests, and prized for its richness of hue and a brightness that wouldn't fade, has long carried its own molecular mystery.

Aug 30, 2013
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Research shows negative effects of half-siblings

Adolescents who have half-siblings with a different father are more likely to have used drugs and had sex by age 15 than those who have only full siblings. That's according to new research from Karen Benjamin Guzzo, an assistant ...

Aug 11, 2013
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