The side effects of a drug can often be traced to its interactions with proteins other than its intended target. Michael Fitzgerald, an associate professor at Duke University, and his colleagues developed a method for getting a proteome-wide look at what proteins a drug interacts with. By coupling a ligand-binding assay to mass spectrometry, their proof-of-principle study, published online in PNAS in May, was able to show to which proteins the immunosuppressant drug cyclosporin A binds.

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In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

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