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- Cycloheximide (Actidione) is an antibiotic which inhibits eukaryotic protein synthesis. Although many yeasts including Saccharomyces cerevisiae are sensitive to cycloheximide, some yeast strains are resistant to this drug.
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- Cancers that become resistant to an important class of drugs might be made vulnerable by tweaking the immune system, a team led by UCSD researcher Napolene Ferrara has found.
- From cancer treatment to painkillers, here are the agents that may be hazardous materials today but could evolve into powerful medications tomorrow.
- Nature, it turns out, is one big medicine cabinet. We can thank the willow plant for the salicin that turned into aspirin, and the poppy for the pain-killing powers of morphine. Even poison can become potions a viper's venom, for instance, is part of a powerful anti-clotting drug that can keep blood flowing instead of clumping up. Increasingly, such toxins...