Three international teams of scientists, led by researchers at UCSD, University of Michigan and Stanford University, have published a trio of papers describing the structure and workings of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), a large family of human proteins that are the target of one-third to one-half of modern drugs.
Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 230,480 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year.
Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have successfully re-engineered the antibiotic vancomycin to kill the deadliest antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Del Mar resident Varun Sharma, a rising senior at the Bishop’s School had the extraordinary opportunity to be the first high school student to present his science project at a major meeting featuring Mitochondrial research in June of 2011.
Ordering products and services from Internet e-commerce sites has become a way of life for many who find online shopping easy, convenient, and economical. But consumers need to think twice when it comes to online pharmacies which, in too many cases, deliver inferior or counterfeit medications.
The use of antimicrobial drugs to treat infection and disease has, over the past 70 years, changed the course of medical and human history. Now, those discoveries and the generations of drugs that followed them are at risk, as high levels of drug resistance threaten their effectiveness, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) which calls upon governments, health professionals, industry and civil society, and patients worldwide to slow down and restrict the unnecessary use of antibiotics in order to tackle microbial resistance.
Apr 21, 2011 | Posted in Health & Science
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