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MIT Model Could Improve Some Drugs' Effectiveness
September 23, 2007
MIT researchers have developed a computer modeling approach that could improve a class of drugs based on antibodies, molecules key to the immune system. The model can predict structural changes in an antibody that will improve its effectiveness.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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