Smile Big! Researchers have developed new compounds that could help fight periodontal diseases.
Category: Medicinal chemistry
Wearable electronic patches detect biomarkers of human health using plasmonic material
Research in wearable electronics brings us closer to personalized medicine with plasmonic materials.
Chemists figure out how the grass pea makes its neurotoxin
One of the most abundant South Asian and Sub-Saharan African legumes is the hardy, nutritional grass pea. However, the vegetable naturally produces a paralyzing neurotoxin, and the exact mechanism has long eluded scientists – until now.
Where is the calcium? First steps toward a new MRI brain-imaging technique
Calcium is important in bones and in brains. But which brain regions have a lot of calcium? Do disease states affect calcium levels? A new tool is being developed to find out.
Outsmarting the cancerous activity of cathepsin B with pH-selective peptides
Scientists showed that by modulating cathepsin B’s cleavage activity with pH-selective peptides, they can irreversibly and selectively stop its cancerous activity.