Navigating In The Ocean Of Molecules: Computer Program Points The Way To New Disease Treatments

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 02:14 in Biology & Nature

Tracking down new active agents for cancer or malaria treatment could soon become easier. A new computer program acts as a tool for navigating chemical space. It generates maps of chemically-related structures and links them to biological activity, that is, to their potential to bind to proteins, in particular medically relevant proteins.

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