Thalidomide: the drug with a dark side but an enigmatic future

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The drug led to one of the biggest drug disasters ever — and now it might lead to one of the biggest discoveries

Recent work has shown that the drug is able to inhibit the formation of new blood vessels, induce cell death as well as bind to molecular targets such as cereblon, a protein that alters the function of other molecules to regulate signalling, are all likely responsible for the birth defects the drug caused.

Period14 Dec 2015

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