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October 24, 2016

Tapping into the human microbiome yields MRSA-active antibiotics

Researchers develop new bioinformatics-based approach to natural product discovery

October 24, 2016

Attaching ‘unlinkable’ drugs to antibodies

Quaternary ammonium group connects drugs to antibodies for targeted delivery

October 24, 2016

Engineered plants produce malaria drug efficiently

Doubly transgenic tobacco plants that produce artemisinin in high yield could make drug more accessible

October 19, 2016

Unusual hydrogen bond plays a bigger role in proteins than chemists realized

Interaction affects 94% of all proteins, study shows

October 18, 2016

Self-propelling motors could target cargo to the gut

Tiny tubes travel a preset distance in the intestine and then embed themselves in the intestinal wall

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