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Omics-informed drug target discovery in combating emerging infectious diseases  

7 December 2018 | By

The catastrophic consequences of ever-increasing rates of death from infectious diseases demands new experimental strategies for drug target selection and drug design. Over the last decade, the pharmaceutical industry has been wounded by several issues including failure of drug-development programmes, burgeoning cost of drug development, increasing regulatory control, lack of…


The changing face in drug discovery

1 September 2018 | By

Over the past decade, pharmaceutical industries have contributed enormously to the discovery of new innovative drugs that have saved countless human lives. Discovering new drugs is a complex team sport that requires an intellectual collaboration across many sectors. These advancements provide powerful tools that arm scientists in the quest for…


Diabetes opens floodgates to fructose

14 October 2016 | By Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer

The surprise is that diabetic mice absorb more fructose within minutes after it hits the stomach, sending it to the liver where it manufactures fat...


A simple new platform for antibiotic discovery

23 May 2016 | By Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

Harvard researchers have created a new platform for antibiotic discovery that, they say, may go a long way to solving the crisis of antibiotic resistance...