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Ventures with Venoms

Combinatorial chemistry and high-throughput screening have been the rage in drug discovery since the late 1990s, but plant and animal sources still hold promise. In particular, venoms have proven to be rich areas for exploitation. Drugs derived from snakes, vampire … Continue reading

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Shifting Tactics in the Battle Against Influenza

When U.S. Food and Drug Administration experts met to pick viral targets for the next flu season, they also discussed a promising new way to create vaccines. Read more…

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A Wealth of ‘Gear’. . . For What?

I was in a lather as I stepped into the cool breezes of the Salt Palace convention center here, eager to see the latest wares for getting my groove on in the great outdoors. Yes, the 22nd Outdoor Retailer Summer … Continue reading

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Turning a Camera, Stress and the Wild Into a Sudden Hit

LESS than a decade ago Mark Burnett was competing in adventure races, an experience that led to his life plan: he would bring the sport to America, which was having a love affair with the outdoors, sport utility vehicles and … Continue reading

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