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Synthesised sea sponge molecule could fight Parkinson’s

Drug Discovery World

Organic chemists at t he University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have created the first synthetic version of a molecule recently discovered in a sea sponge that may have therapeutic benefits for Parkinson’s disease and similar disorders.

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Global advances in synthetic biology

Drug Discovery World

These factors can significantly contribute to the growth of the synthetic biology market, it adds. . It is believed that the term synthetic biology was created in 1970 by geneticist, Waclaw Szybalski 1 as work was being carried out on the development of DNA sequencing and synthesis techniques.

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Re-Imagining Med Chem Strategies: the Tyranny of the n+1 Compound

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A lot of resources are therefore poured into synthetic chemistry, and if the compound family is at all synthetically challenging it can require dozens, even hundreds, of chemists to churn out every imaginable variant.

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Transforming high-throughput screening with mass spectrometry

Drug Discovery World

Keeping pace with synthetic chemistry HTE in support of drug molecule design . Another emerging application area of timsTOF technology in the pharmaceutical industry is synthetic chemistry HTE, which involves developing large libraries of newly designed molecules by running large numbers of chemical reactions in parallel.

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Synthetic Origins

Codon

in physics at Princeton University, he had a remarkable idea: What if it were possible to build a circuit out of DNA, rather than electronics, and use it to “program” a living cell? For the next three years, working with advisor Stanislas Leibler, Elowitz labored over this synthetic gene circuit and achieved precisely that.

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