A paper published in on August 8 in ChemBioChem has identified a number of small molecule kinase inhibitors that may have potential as antimalarial drugs. The authors, Derbyshire et al from Duke University, used a panel of human kinase inhibitors to screen for activity against malaria parasites. Using a high-throughput screening approach, they were able […]
The concept of legislation to guard animals’ ‘welfare’ is a particularly
new one. Historically, legislation was only passed with regards to
mistreating animals publicly, in order to protect the public from
witnessing cruel behaviour. Increasingly, however, there has been a move
away from legislation with an emphasis on animal cruelty towards protection
of animals for their own sake as sentient beings. The development of the
new societal welfare ethic...
New, stunning video from a deep-sea vehicle reveals a rare view of the Dumbo octopus. Don’t let the name fool you—the Dumbo octopus (Grimpoteuthis) is no dummy. And those protrusions on the...
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The Indian Society of Periodontology has changed their editorial policy as the result of an author who had “neither taken adequate permission from nor given due acknowledgement to all authors concerned.” Now, any authors will be required to sign a contract acknowledging accountability for the content of the submitted paper, as well as be able […]