Original Published Date: 
Thursday, December 5, 2013

Media issued by The University of Queensland
University of Queensland researchers have pioneered a drug development  technique that could pave the way for a new class of low-cost medicines. The researchers, led by Professor David Fairlie and Dr Robert Reid from UQ's Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB), designed a technique that reduces  large proteins to small molecules suitable for use as drugs. The research, published in leading scientific journal Nature Communications, was supported by the ARC and National Health and Medical Research Council.