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Designer molecule targets cancer growth protein

A graphical representation of the new molecule (yellow sticks) interacting with ‘the sliding clamp’ (green surface).

Check out the new molecule designed by University of Adelaide researchers. It shows huge potential for future cancer treatment.

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Platypus venom inspires potential new diabetes treatments

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The discovery of a key metabolic hormone found in platypus venom will now be investigated for its potential to treat type 2 diabetes.

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New leads on treating dementia and Alzheimer's

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A new study provides an explanation for why clinical trials of drugs targeting proteins in the brain that were thought to cause dementia and Alzheimer’s have failed. 

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