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Pharmaceutical/Combinatorial Chemistry

New antifungal compound from ant farms

Attine ants are farmers, and they grow fungus as food. Pseudonocardia and Streptomyces bacteria are their farmhands, producing metabolites that protect the crop from pathogens. Surprisingly, these metabolites lack common structural…

An eventful year in pharma

As 2020 draws to a close, the global pandemic has cast an even brighter spotlight on the pharmaceutical industry. Experts have spent the year racing to develop tests, therapeutics and vaccines to diagnose and combat COVID-19, while also…