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Scientists enlist baker's yeast in a hunt for new medicines


July 24, 2017

An international team of scientists from Canada, the U.S. and Japan have come up with a new way to predict potentially useful drugs from a pool of undefined chemicals. Using this approach, they were able to more quickly identify leads that could be used to treat a range of diseases, from infections to cancer to Alzheimer's. The finding will also help better match drugs to a disease to maximize the benefit and reduce side effects. Full Story

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