If you thought that gene therapy was still in the realms of science fiction, read gene therapy rids men of cancer. It’s happening, here and now.
Staying with cancer treatment, University of Illinois researchers have identified a compound that triggers the caspase apoptosis cascade in cancer cells. They screened over 20 000 compounds – I just bet that there was some computational element to that process.
I’m sceptical as to the effectiveness or threat of agents such as anthrax as bioweapons, but should you ever find yourself exposed to it, take heart. Research has identified a compound that blocks anthrax receptors.

Here’s an unfortunate case of missing the target. Best wishes to Stephanie The Cannon Lady.