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The potential of epigenomic medicine in cardiology

22 June 2021 | By

Advances in genomic medicine are playing an increasingly important role in the field of cardiology. Better analysis and understanding of patient genomic and epigenomic information can enable more personalised patient treatment and medical intervention. Here, Professor John Giannios considers the potential to use genomic medicine to prevent, monitor, diagnose and…

Better therapeutic antibodies by design

21 June 2021 | By

The binding specificity and high binding affinity of therapeutic antibodies makes them an ideal therapy for treating a wide range of human disorders. Advancements in antibody technologies have resulted in huge development success along with a boost in novel and improved treatment strategies. However, specific challenges and considerations are faced…

How to mix the best anti-SARS-CoV-2 cocktail

21 June 2021 | By

Neutralisation resistance generated by Spike (S) protein mutations in Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) poses a challenge to antibody therapies for COVID-19. Antibody cocktails targeting the S protein receptor binding domain (RBD) are one way to avoid viral neutralisation escape, however only certain antibody combinations are currently effective.…

Drug Target Review – Issue 2 2021

14 June 2021 | By

This issue includes articles on novel AAV vectors to deliver ocular gene therapy, how phenotypic models of disease are being used in covalent fragment screening and the challenges and opportunities presented by automation in the life sciences. Also in this issue are features on stem cells, antibodies and hit-to-lead.