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Novo Nordisk, MIT to work on drug delivery devices

Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk announced that it would partner with the Langer Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to develop the next generation of drug delivery devices for the administration of peptides.

Scientists find protein in coffee with effect like morphine

Researchers at the University of Brasilia (UnB) and Brazil's state-owned agriculture and livestock research company Embrapa have discovered a protein in coffee with effects similar to morphine.

Stanley Miller`s forgotten experiments analysed

The first-ever analysis of some of chemist Stanley Miller`s old samples has revealed another way that important molecules could have formed on early earth.

Alzheimer`s molecules could have been drivers of early life on Earth

Researchers have said that amyloid plaques, a hallmark of diseases like Alzheimer`s, may have acted as a catalyst to help trigger the reactions that sustain life.

New class of drug targets heart disease

Scientists have developed a synthetic peptide that could be the first in a new class of drugs to treat heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.

New drug targets found to help fight Alzheimer`s

Scientists have unveiled two classes of drug compounds, which could help combat Alzheimer`s disease.

Sea cucumbers `may hold key to looking young`

Sea cucumbers and sea urchins could hold the key to maintaining a youthful appearance, researchers say.