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February 26, 2015

New Insecticidal Strategy Kills Crop Pests With RNA Interference

Insecticides: Researchers stop the Colorado potato beetle in its tracks by preventing the insect from synthesizing essential proteins

February 26, 2015

Englerin A Targets Uncovered

Drug Discovery: Natural product kills kidney cancer cells by activating ion channels

February 26, 2015

Calcium Channel Fingered In Ebola’s Infection Pathway

Virology: Two-pore channel 2 could provide a druggable target for treating or preventing ebola virus

February 23, 2015

Life Science Researchers Call For Antibody Standardization

All antibody reagents should be sequenced and then produced using those sequences in a standardized way, scientists say

February 23, 2015

Reconstructed Ancestral Proteins Answer Question About Gleevec’s Binding Mechanism

Researchers retrace evolutionary paths of two modern kinases to learn why the well-known cancer drug targets one enzyme but not the other

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