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Article ID: 582473

Professor Creates Powerful HIV Inhibitor

University of California, Merced

In a significant step toward reducing the threat of HIV, UC Merced Professor Patricia LiWang has designed what may be the most effective chemical inhibitor against infection of the virus.

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2-Nov-2011 11:55 AM EDT
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Article ID: 582382

Experts Available to Discuss Obama's FDA Directive on Drug Shortages

Temple University

Two Temple University pharmaceutical experts are available to discuss drug shortages and President Obama's FDA directive to address the growing shortage of prescription drugs.

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31-Oct-2011 1:30 PM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

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    27-Oct-2011 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 581994

Promising Kidney Drug Fails in Large Clinical Trial

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

1) Suloxdexide is no better than placebo at preventing kidney failure or reducing urinary protein excretion in diabetes patients with kidney failure. 2) Kidney disease due to diabetes is the most common cause of kidney failure in developed countries. 3) The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is expected to double by 2030. Kidney disease cases are sure to rise in parallel.

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21-Oct-2011 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 582236

Discovery Announced in Journal Science Represents “New Paradigm” in the Way Drugs Can Be Manufactured

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Robert Linhardt is working to forever change the way some of the most widely used drugs in the world are manufactured. Today, in the journal Science, he and his partner in the research, Jian Liu, have announced an important step toward making this a reality. The discovery appears in the October 28, 2011 edition of the journal Science in a paper titled “chemoenzymatic synthesis of homogeneous ultra-low molecular weight heparins.”

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27-Oct-2011 10:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 582169

Study Identifies Genetic Basis of Human Metabolic Individuality

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center/Weill Cornell Medical College

In what is so far the largest investigation of its kind, researchers uncovered a wide range of new insights about common diseases and how they are affected by differences between two persons' genes. The results from this study could lead to highly targeted, individualized therapies.

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26-Oct-2011 11:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 582050

Researchers Present New Approach to Accessing Biorelevant Structures by “Remodelling” Natural Products

Boston University College of Arts and Sciences

Boston University researchers, in a paper published in the journal Nature Chemistry, present a new approach to accessing new, biorelevant structures by "remodelling" natural products. In this case, they demonstrate how the natural product derivative fumagillol can been remodelled to access a collection of new molecules using highly efficient chemical reactions.

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24-Oct-2011 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 581995

Research Involving Thyroid Hormone Lays Foundation for More Targeted Drug Development

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

A small molecule developed at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital advances progress toward more tailored drugs in research that also offers insight into the biology of thyroid hormone.

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21-Oct-2011 10:10 AM EDT
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    17-Oct-2011 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 581703

Study Identifies Chemicals Seaweeds Use to Harm Coral

Georgia Institute of Technology, Research Communications

Scientists for the first time have identified and mapped the chemical structure of molecules used by certain species of marine seaweed to kill or inhibit the growth of reef-building coral.

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13-Oct-2011 1:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 581796

New Research Links Common RNA Modification to Obesity

University of Chicago

An international research team has discovered that a pervasive human RNA modification provides the physiological underpinning of the genetic regulatory process that contributes to obesity and type II diabetes.

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17-Oct-2011 2:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 581573

Genome Mining’ Method Streamlines Discovery from Nature

University of California San Diego

A newly developed method for microscopically extracting, or "mining," information from genomes could represent a significant boost in the search for new therapeutic drugs and improve science's understanding of basic functions such as how cells communicate with one another.

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11-Oct-2011 7:45 AM EDT
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