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Virtual Screening Leads to Real Progress in Drug Design


October 28, 2008

Trypanosoma brucei parasites Around 150 thousand people per year get the parasitic disease African sleeping sickness, but the only medicines to treat it are either difficult to administer, too expensive or toxic. Now, a team of scientists has put computers to work to find a solution. Full Story

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