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Disarib

Disarib is a noble small molecule, designed and synthesised by Indian researchers, has shown promise in targeted killing of cancer cells. The molecule (Disarib) works by binding itself to a protein called BCL2, which suppresses the death of cancerous cells. While BCL2 protein is produced in excess in cancer cells, its expression is almost undetectable ..

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2012 Chemistry Nobel for Lefkowitz, Kobilka

US scientists Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka win the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry for studies of an important family of protein receptors, called G-protein-coupled receptors. What are G-protein-coupled receptors? It is an important family of receptors found in human body cells which allow the cell to sense and respond to outside chemical signals like ..

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