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Expert view: Managing the complexity of finding new targets and drugging the undruggable

5 September 2018 | By

Assessing targets that are unable – or rather, extremely difficult – to reach pharmacologically, has prevented researchers from achieving desired clinical successes, most notably in the realm of cancer research. However, many advances are being made to shedlight on these difficult yet desirable target areas.

Applications of high content screening in autophagy

4 September 2018 | By , ,

Autophagy is an important process to maintain cellular homeostasis and function.1 Basal levels of autophagy are essential for most cells to remove unwanted protein aggregates and damaged organelles in order to prevent diseases.2 However, sometimes cells are unable to maintain physiological stability as a consequence of altered autophagy, which leads…

Drug Target Review – Issue 3 2018

3 September 2018 | By

In this issue: pharmacological targeting of mitochondrial dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease, the evolving role of three dimensional in-vitro cell culture techniques in drug discovery, and NGS: hunting mysterious ‘Dark Matter Genome’ towards rewriting the rules of genetic diseases.