Structural Biology Initiative

This Discovery Could Diminish Drug Side Effects

Research by Professor Amédée des Georges at the Advanced Science Research Center could lead to longer lasting drugs that are less addictive and risky. Preventing drug side effects, including addiction, heart failure, and impotence, has been an elusive goal for scientists. But a study published today in the journal Nature Structural and Molecular Biology could […]

Illuminating Science with Liquid Light

On a recent Friday evening inside the reclaimed planetarium of The City College of New York’s Marshak Science Building, a group of students, faculty, local artists and other guests sat transfixed by a constantly morphing liquid light show projected onto the domed ceiling. In the corner of the room, artist Steve Pavlovsky mixed a bit […]

Could This Be the End of Alzheimer’s?

See the original post here Living well into advanced age is a true blessing — but one that is ever threatened by the looming risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other age-related dementia. Despite billions of dollars spent on finding a cure, Alzheimer’s continues unabated, claiming more and more lives in our aging population. But […]