Cutting Out The Middle Man: RNA As A Drug Target

Almost all drugs target proteins. This makes intuitive and logical sense; proteins are the drivers of practically all cellular processes. They form receptors for signals, they are signals, they convey signals, break down other molecules and control replication and transcription of DNA. Defective or overactive proteins cause both familial illness and acquired maladies ranging from…

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Zombies (in nature)!

With Halloween just past us, the Walking Dead has made its comeback (yay walk-tober!) and the scientists inside gets us all thinking- are there really a possibility for zombies to exist? Can these mindless, soulless entities really exist? Funnily enough, or rather scarily enough, this zombie-like behaviour is not new to nature! There are several…

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