Category: Structure-Based Design

Structure-Based Design articles delve into techniques and strategies researchers use to develop the next ‘blockbuster’ compound.

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Turning to Frog Skin for New Biologic Peptide Drugs

Looking for medicinal properties in natural compounds is the cornerstone of drug discovery, with many drugs on the market originating from or inspired by plant or animal metabolites. Frog skin secretions contain hundreds of biologically active peptides, piquing the interest...

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Liquid Phase Exfoliation of Graphite to Obtain Pure Graphene

Although graphene has some fascinating properties that have real-life applications, pure forms of this ‘wonder material’ is elusive. Although a multitude of manufacturing techniques are available, many of them have poor control over the shapes, sizes or quantity of graphene...

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Alpaca Antibodies are Shaking Up Medical Research

When it comes to medical research, we owe a great deal to animals. Lab rats, rabbits and even zebrafish have made contributions to the field. But one mammal that might not immediately come to mind is the gentle alpaca. Making...