drug discovery

A Pill to Prevent Brain Surgery?

October 28, 2011

Brain surgery remains one of the more complex procedures in the clinical arsenal, an intervention any doctor would like to avoid if possible. But many conditions – a growing brain tumor, a bleeding hemorrhage – require the surgeon to go [Read more]


October 27, 2011

Finding the cause and the cure for a deadly disease is a little bit like investigating a murder. Clinicians collect clues from their patients, bring them back to the lab, and try to reconstruct the crime and identify the killer. For amyotrophic [Read more]

From the Rain Forest to the Laboratory

May 18, 2010

Venomous animals such as snakes, scorpions and spiders are typically the stuff of phobias for most people. But the toxins those creatures have developed to immobilize and kill their prey are actually some of nature’s most finely-tuned weapons, [Read more]