Seven days in science - 21 April 2017

Quiz

Test your knowledge of what's been happening in the scientific world over the past seven days.

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Medical Research Council Scientists Repurpose Two Drugs That arrest neurodegeneration in mice

News

MRC researchers have identified two drugs currently used to treat other conditions slow down neurodegeneration in animal models.

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E-Cigarettes and 21st Century Toxicology

Article

21st Century Toxicology provides a wealth of new technology that can enable faster, more accurate and more physiologically relevant eCigarette product safety assessment. And it avoids the need for animal testing.

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Antisense Oligonucleotide Shows Promise in Treatment of ALS and Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 2

Antisense Oligonucleotide Shows Promise in Treatment of ALS and Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 2

News

Two teams investigated whether an antisense oligonucleotide drug that turns off the ATXN2 gene could be used as a potential therapy in mouse models of these diseases.

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Enamine, EMBL Partner on Cancer Drug Discovery Research
News

A strategic agreement between Europe’s flagship laboratory for basic research in molecular biology and the world’s largest medicinal chemistry design house.

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Class B G Protein-Coupled Receptor Structure Solved by Cryo-EM
News

Researchers at Monash University solve structure of drug target for osteoperosis, diabetes and obesity.

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Metrion and Venomtech Collaborate
News

Combining Metrion's electrophysiological expertise and screening capability with Venomtech's compound library and venom-based drug discovery expertise will rapidly exploit and develop novel tools for ion channel drug discovery research.

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