A new promising sarcoma target, phosphodiesterase 3A (PDE3A), and drugs targeting it have been identified by researchers at the University of Helsinki. Dr Katja Ivanitskiy, Dr Harri Sihto and Professor Olli Kallioniemi outline emerging evidence that indicates PDE3A protein-targeting compounds may induce sarcoma cell death by acting as a molecular…
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With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, new therapeutic drugs to combat SARS-CoV-2 are still required. In this article, Professor Arvind Patel from the Medical Research Council (MRC) – Centre for Virus Research (CVR) at the University of Glasgow spoke with Drug Target Review’s Victoria Rees to discuss the work being done…
In this article, Drug Target Review’s Victoria Rees explores a new screening platform that assesses the biological activity of molecules to identify potential drugs. Using their new technique, researchers from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) identified potential COVID-19 therapeutics.
A major challenge during high-throughput and fragment screening is the potential for identifying ‘frequent hitters’ – compounds that affect unrelated targets. Matthew Lloyd from the University of Bath explains why these hits can arise during drug discovery and how machine learning could be the answer to identifying these compounds.
Rick Wagner of ZebiAI and Patrick Riley of Google Accelerated Science (GAS) discuss the development and benefits of a new machine learning drug discovery platform.