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UW-Madison scientists to mimic nature for newest cancer drugs

Madison, Wis. - The natural world has been medicine's most effective arsenal, providing life-saving antibiotics and our most potent anti- cancer drugs.

Now, with help from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a consortium of University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists will embark on a five-year program of drug discovery by copying and improving nature's designs to develop new medici......

Full article >>> > New technologies, together with existing libraries of previously discovered natural compounds, will help the UW-Madison group identify and evaluate molecules that may have value in the fight against cancer. Techniques to genetically manipulate microbes and synthesize their biologically active products, plus novel mouse models of cancer and real-time tumor imaging methods, will underpin much of w......

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Terry Devitt is science editor for the University Communications department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Source:wistechnology.com By Terry Devitt 07/24/05


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