A New Crop Of Blockbuster Drugs?

"Stress proteins" may prove useful in treating scores of diseases

At Biorex Research & Development Co., a biotech startup in Veszprem, southwest of Budapest, scientists are marveling at the power of a molecule they have synthesized. In animal trials, it eases some symptoms that come with diabetes--for example, the painful circulatory problems that doctors treat with aspirin and vitamins.

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