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Roche to acquire Kapa Biosystems

19 August 2015 | By Victoria White

Roche has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kapa Biosystems, strengthening Roche's next-generation sequencing product offerings...

Research suggests ion channel blocking drugs could be used in cancer therapy

12 August 2015 | By Author: Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Drug Target Review

Research carried out by University of California San Francisco (UCSF) has revealed ion channel blocking drugs could play a part in cancer therapy. The common class of channel blocking drugs, which are used to treat cardiac, neurological, and psychiatric disorders, could prove to be beneficial in cancer treatment according to…

Research identifies trigger responsible for regenerating hair and skin after trauma

11 August 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Drug Target Review

Johns Hopkins researchers have identified a novel cell signalling pathway in mice through which mammals can regenerate hair and skin while healing from wounds. The discovery, summarised in an article published on 6th August in the journal Cell Stem Cell, could, they say, eventually help spur the growth of new…

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