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Next generation sequencing for cancer precision medicine

17 September 2019 | By , , , ,

The systematic successful treatment of cancer still eludes us and in an effort to refine this area of targeted medicine, Lauri Paasonen and colleagues explore the potential of using patient-derived cells (PDCs) for devising a personalised treatment strategy for solid tumours.

Slowing progression in Parkinson’s

17 September 2019 | By

Currently, there is no licensed treatment to slow or stop the progression of Parkinson’s disease. However, a team at Sheffield University in the UK are currently working to identify compounds that target the dopaminergic brain cells affected by the disease. Nikki Withers speaks to Dr Heather Mortiboys to hear how…

Under the microscope: Collaborating in target discovery

17 September 2019 | By

Vernalis Research is based at Granta Park in Cambridge, UK and specialises in the development and application of fragment- and structure-based drug discovery methods. Nikki Withers met with Vernalis’ Research Director, James Murray, to discuss the company’s innovative approach to target discovery and how they sustain symbiotic collaborations to progress…

Hitting the target – utilising recombinant antibodies for viral research

17 September 2019 | By ,

Having worked in antibody research for over 20 years, Gary McLean has seen how the industry has progressed and understands the potential that antibodies have in the future of medicine. Nikki Withers hears how the focus has shifted from discovery to genetic sequence manipulation and how this can be applied…