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12 Nov 2016 - 16 Nov 2016
16 Nov 2016 - 19 Nov 2016

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Drug Discovery

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Image: Ginger is the source of a novel class of nanolipid transport vector (Photo courtesy of Georgia State University).

Ginger-Derived Doxorubicin-Loaded Nanovectors as Drug Delivery for Cancer Therapy

A novel type of nanoparticle drug transport system based on lipids isolated from ginger was used to deliver the toxic chemotherapeutic agent doxorubicin (Dox) to colon cancer cells with minimal damage... Read more


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Image: A space-filling model of the anticonvulsant drug carbamazepine (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Wastewater May Contaminate Crops with Potentially Dangerous Pharmaceuticals

Reclaimed wastewater used to irrigate crops is contaminated with pharmaceutical residues that can be detected in the urine of those who consumed such produce. Investigators at the Hebrew University... Read more


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Agreement to Boost Development of Novel RNA-Based Personalized Cancer Vaccines

A strategic collaboration and license agreement is set to boost the development and commercialization of novel messenger RNA (mRNA)-based personalized cancer vaccines. Merck and Co. (Kenilworth, NJ, USA) and Moderna Therapeutics (Cambridge, MA, USA) announced the agreement, which kicks off with Merck making an upfront... Read more
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