X-ray study reveals long-sought insights into potential drug target

Results suggest new directions for research on medications for heart conditions, pain relief and tissue growth
Date: April 5, 2017
Source: Arizona State University

Researchers hope to design a new generation of drugs against an array of deadly diseases. One of the key challenges is understanding a particular class of proteins adorning cell surfaces, which are the targets of the majority of pharmaceutical drugs. Scientists have now examined one promising drug target in luminous detail, using a device known as an X-ray free electron laser, or XFEL. Read More →

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