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A Step Towards Drugging The ‘Undruggable’

Researchers have developed a new way to screen potential drugs against membrane proteins, targets previously considered ‘undruggable’.

A Pacemaker Powered By The Beating Heart

By bonding piezoelectric layers to a flexible plastic frame, scientists in China have designed a pacemaker that could harvest energy from a beating heart.

TCM Herb Could Reduce Unsightly Scarring

Shikonin, a compound extracted from the Lithospermum erythrorhizon plant, has been shown to reduce scar formation.

Neurons Created In Vivo From Astrocytes

Scientists have created new nerve cells in the brains and spinal cords of living mammals without the need for stem cell transplants to replenish lost cells.

Twins Provide Clues For Fighting Cancer

Researchers who analyzed the genomes of a pair of twins have identified a novel drug target for treating recurring and deadly malignancies.

Researchers Discover Genetic Loci Linked To Rheumatoid Arthritis

The largest international study to date into the genetic basis of rheumatoid arthritis has shed light on how existing drugs target it.