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Research Helping Combat Drug Addiction
Science & Tech  (tags: Research, helping, combat, drug, addiction )

- 1405 days ago -
Dr Bronwyn Kivell, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences, is screening a number of anti-addiction compounds that may ultimately form the basis of medications that help reduce cravings and prevent relapses for
All Octopuses Are Venomous: Could Lead To Drug Discovery
Science & Tech  (tags: science, octopuses, drug, discovery, study, research )

- 2415 days ago -
Once thought to be only the realm of the blue-ringed octopus, researchers have now shown that all octopuses and cuttlefish, and some squid are venomous. The work indicates that they all share a common,......
Researchers Report First 3-D View of Anti-Cancer Agentm
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, concept, design, humans, health, new technology, bleomycin, cancer, chemotherapy, crystallography, DNA, drug, molecular, X-ray, future, medicine )

- 2809 days ago -
Using X-ray crystallography technology scientists produced the first 3-D molecular level images of bleomycin bound to DNA.The understanding of exactly how the drug interacts with the DNA will help in engineering a much better drug, with less toxicity.
Scientists Find Statin Side Effect Gene
Science & Tech  (tags: statins, gene, drug, adverse effects, muscle, humans )

- 2914 days ago -
Scientists have discovered a gene toxic to muscles is activated by a class of drugs called statins, prescribed to lower cholesterol. Muscle pain and weakness are the most common side effects of statins, and a breakdown of skeletal muscle is a side effect.
Marijuana, the Wonder Drug
Science & Tech  (tags: drug )

- 3190 days ago -
A new study in the journal Neurology is being hailed as unassailable proof that marijuana is a valuable medicine. It is a sad commentary on the state of modern medicine that we still need "proof" of something that medicine has known for 5,000 years.

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