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Nature’s Antifreeze Holds the Answer to Preserving Human Organs

Nature’s Antifreeze Holds the Answer to Preserving Human Organs

Nature’s Antifreeze Holds the Answer to...

Arctic creatures have a variety of adaptations for surviving subzero temperatures. Now, science is hoping to borrow a few of their techniques to extend the shelf life of human organs. ...

New RNA Technology Could Get the Flu Vaccine Right, Every Year

New RNA Technology Could Get the Flu Vaccine Right, Every Year

New RNA Technology Could Get the Flu Vaccine...

We’ve been making the flu vaccine in nearly the same way for 70 years. A new technology based on RNA could disrupt that. ...

Scientific ‘Swap Meet’: Pharma Competitors Form Novel Consortium to Share Materials

Scientific ‘Swap Meet’: Pharma Competitors Form Novel Consortium to Share Materials

Scientific ‘Swap Meet’: Pharma Competitors Form...

Just as an amazing meal often begins with the best ingredients, the most innovative compounds are likely to emerge when scientists have access to diverse and high-quality chemical building blocks. ...

Unlocking the Secrets of a Protein “Superfamily

Unlocking the Secrets of a Protein “Superfamily"

Unlocking the Secrets of a Protein “Superfamily"

Large families can be complex. And while you may know some of its members individually, you can’t really gain a true understanding of their relationships and dynamics without considering the group in its totality. ...

Using DNA ‘Barcodes’ in the Search for New Drugs

Using DNA ‘Barcodes’ in the Search for New Drugs

Using DNA ‘Barcodes’ in the Search for New Drugs

Organic lettuce, endangered sharks, and now, new medicines. ...

Flower Power: How an Ingredient in Beer Could Fight an Epidemic

Flower Power: How an Ingredient in Beer Could Fight an Epidemic

Flower Power: How an Ingredient in Beer Could...

It’s no secret that a diet high in fruits and vegetables is associated with a variety of health benefits, but other types of plants may also play a role in keeping disease at bay. Research suggests that the humble flower of Humulus lupulus, known colloquially as hops, might punch well...

How Quantum Physics and AI is Disrupting Drug Discovery & Development

How Quantum Physics and AI is Disrupting Drug Discovery & Development

How Quantum Physics and AI is Disrupting Drug...

Thanks to a recent strategic research collaboration with XtalPi, a U.S.-China pharmaceutical tech company, Pfizer scientists are performing crystal structure prediction in a matter of days. Pioneered by a group of quantum physicists from MIT, the XtalPi technology leverages artificial...

Quantifying Matters of the Heart: Using Mathematical Modeling to Simulate Vital Organs

Quantifying Matters of the Heart: Using Mathematical Modeling to Simulate Vital Organs

Quantifying Matters of the Heart: Using...

Songwriters, poets, and novelists have long tried to capture the intricacies of the heart. But it’s the quants who might finally do it.  ...

That Which is Old is New Again: Phenotypic Drug Discovery Makes a Comeback

That Which is Old is New Again: Phenotypic Drug Discovery Makes a Comeback

That Which is Old is New Again: Phenotypic Drug...

Scientists return to a classic model of drug discovery in an attempt to find novel medicines, while adding a modern spin. ...

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