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Anticancer drug gets a boost when combined with antirheumatic
Molecular dynamics and X-ray crystallography have discovered that combining an anticancer drug with an antirheumatic produces improved effects against tumors. The discovery opens a new path for drug-drug synergy.
Supercomputers reveal acrobatics of CRISPR-Cas9
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The RNA that snips and stitches RNA
2016, July. This press release highlights our recent study published on the Journal of the American chemical Society, on the splicing mechanism in GroupII intron, the ancestor of the Human Spliceosome, which is the fundamental machinery allowing the maturation of RNA for subsequent gene expression.
Metal Drugs to Fight Cancer
The Invisible Dance of a Drug
2015, March. Our work (De Vivo lab – IIT) on pharmaceutically relevant metalloenzymes has been reported by the renown Italian newspaper “Il sole 24 ore” in the article entitled “The invisible dance of a drug”, where we describe the use of supercomputers for the discovery of new drugs targeting cancer.