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Study could lead to development of new medicines

22nd June 2010

An Edinburgh University study has found that proteins communicate inside the body by using "complex" chemical messages.

The researchers said the disocvery could lead to new medicines being developed in order to effectively treat illnesses. Professor Mike Tyers of Edinburgh University's School of Biological Sciences, who led the study, said: "Medicines could work better if they targeted networks of proteins rather than sole proteins associated with particular illnesses."

 

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