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Drug Action

antibiotics, therapeutics and their molecular targets

Medical science has discovered how to modulate the action of molecules that are misbehaving and causing disease. Medicines range from painkillers that block the action of pain-signaling molecules to antibiotics that kill pathogens by blocking their essential molecules. Atomic structures allow medical researchers to improve these drugs and to discover new ones.

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