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Using the Dr. Jekyll of Chemical Compounds to Advance Drug Synthesis

Using the Dr. Jekyll of Chemical Compounds to Advance Drug Synthesis

Using the Dr. Jekyll of Chemical Compounds to...

Sulfuryl fluoride gas is the chemical equivalent of Mr. Hyde. Like the fictional monster, it’s dangerous and difficult to work with. But by inventing a process that creates a new substance called [4-(Acetylamino)phenyl]-ImidodiSulfuryl diFluoride, referred to as AISF, scientists are replacing the...

The ‘Ecology’ of Cancer: Studying the ‘Soil’ that Enables the Disease to Thrive

The ‘Ecology’ of Cancer: Studying the ‘Soil’ that Enables the Disease to Thrive

The ‘Ecology’ of Cancer: Studying the ‘Soil’...

Borrowing from the field of ecology, cancer is now being examined in terms of the relationship between a cancer cell and the traits of its local environment — the tissue, cells and blood vessels — that help it to thrive. ...

Artificial Intelligence: On a mission to Make Clinical Drug Development Faster and Smarter

Artificial Intelligence: On a mission to Make Clinical Drug Development Faster and Smarter

Artificial Intelligence: On a mission to Make...

Just as Industrial Revolution-era factory builders developed machines to mass-manufacture drugs once ground by hand, today’s pharmaceutical companies are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to both speed and smarten the work of clinical development. ...

‘Bucket Brigades’ Gone Rogue: A New Path to Shutting Down Cancer Growth

‘Bucket Brigades’ Gone Rogue: A New Path to Shutting Down Cancer Growth

‘Bucket Brigades’ Gone Rogue: A New Path to...

A critical pathway in our cells acts like a bucket brigade, efficiently passing on signals that control cellular growth. But what happens when one set of “hands” on the line goes rogue? ...

How a Former Neuroscience Researcher Is on a Mission to Close the Diversity Gap in Clinical Trials (Q&A)

How a Former Neuroscience Researcher Is on a Mission to Close the Diversity Gap in Clinical Trials (Q&A)

How a Former Neuroscience Researcher Is on a...

When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently gave a presentation on diversity in clinical trials, Dr. Ricardo Rojo wasn’t surprised to hear that — at least for medicines where gender is not overtly relevant — research participants today are predominantly white men. ...

The Action-Packed Search for Stability: A Breakthrough in the Fight Against RSV

The Action-Packed Search for Stability: A Breakthrough in the Fight Against RSV

The Action-Packed Search for Stability: A...

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a major global childhood infectious disease without a vaccine, kills approximately 120,000 infants a year worldwide. It’s the most common reason infants are hospitalized. Additionally, RSV sickens millions of elderly people each year.  ...

Better, Faster, Smaller: How an Advance in Microfluidics Can Speed Up Drug Discovery

Better, Faster, Smaller: How an Advance in Microfluidics Can Speed Up Drug Discovery

Better, Faster, Smaller: How an Advance in...

Before preparing a new recipe for 20 guests at Thanksgiving, the smart cook starts small, making the dish for their immediate family to test things out before the big holiday dinner. What does a scientist do when attempting to discover a molecule that has the properties that potentially could be...

Prized Research Skill? Fluency in Computer Science and Biology

Prized Research Skill? Fluency in Computer Science and Biology

Prized Research Skill? Fluency in Computer...

How Computational Biology Is Driving Treatment Breakthroughs ...

When Cancers Develop Resistance, ‘Stealthy’ Medicines Can Help

When Cancers Develop Resistance, ‘Stealthy’ Medicines Can Help

When Cancers Develop Resistance, ‘Stealthy’...

In the quest for better cancer therapies, Dr. Martin Edwards is one of the scientists on the frontlines informally known as “drug hunters.” His preoccupation these days is hunting for medicines that are more “stealthy” in their fight against cancer tumors—especially tumors that are resistant to...

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