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Archive for August, 2008

Overton Overturned

Posted by David Bradley on August 26th, 2008

A century-old rule used throughout the pharma industry may have been overturned by new research in the UK. Researchers at the University of Warwick have demonstrated that drug transport rates across cell membranes may be hundreds of times slower than are predicted by Overton’s Rule, which could have serious implications for developing and testing new drugs.

Find out how Overton was overturned here.

Sexy Worms

Posted by David Bradley on August 1st, 2008

Some people would pay anything for a quickfix pill for their sex lives or to slow the inevitable aging process. Now, US scientists have found a new class of small molecule in the molecular biologist’s favorite nematode worm, Caenorhabditis elegans, a blend of which apparently not only attract mates but also slow the development of larvae for months.

Read all about sexy worms here.