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‘Chaperone’ compounds offer new approach to Alzheimer’s treatment

A team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), Weill Cornell Medical College, and Brandeis University has devised a wholly new approach to...

Researchers Create Synthetic Version of Heparin for Use in Kidney Patients

Synthetically Produced Drug is Safer and Can Be Used in More Applications than Animal-Derived Alternative Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of North...

Innovative Screening Strategy Swiftly Uncovers New Drug Candidates, New Biology

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have demonstrated a drug-discovery strategy with a double payoff—it enables the rapid selection of chemical compounds that...

How zinc starves lethal bacteria to stop infection

Australian researchers have found that zinc can 'starve' one of the world's most deadly bacteria by preventing its uptake of an essential metal. The finding,...

Michael Jackson drug discovery may aid development of new anesthetics

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Imperial College London have identified the site where the widely used anesthetic drug...

For a healthy brain, don’t let the trash pile up

Recycling is not only good for the environment, it's good for the brain. A study using rat cells indicates that quickly clearing out defective...

A natural dye obtained from lichens may combat Alzheimer’s disease

A red dye derived from lichens that has been used for centuries to color fabrics and food appears to reduce the abundance of small toxic protein aggregates in Alzheimer's disease. The dye, a compound called orcein, and a related substance, called O4, b...

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