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BPS Winter Meeting

18 Dec 2012 - 20 Dec 2012 - Queen Elizabeth II Conference London, UK

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The BPS Winter Meeting is held annually and attracts around 800 scientists each year, mostly from the UK but also many from across Europe and from overseas.

Scientific programme

Tuesday 18 December
Safety Pharmacology in Drug Development: Current and Future Direction
GPCRs: Mutations, Polymorphisms, Drugs and Disease
Translating Novel Anti-Cancer Strategies into Man

Wednesday 19 December
Pharmacology of Pattern Recognition Receptors
New Drug Targets for Cardiovascular Disease
Cancer Mechanisms for Effective Targeting

Thursday 20 December
Raising the profile of Pharmacology through public engagement
Emerging Pharmacology of Prostaglandin EP Receptors
New Targets in Oncology: Stem Cells, Signalling and the Microenvironment

Further information
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Five New Genetic Variants Linked to Brain Cancer Identified
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Predictive Model for Breast Cancer Progression
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Specific Variations in RNA Splicing Linked to Breast Cancer
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Finding Links and Missing Genes
A catalogue of large-scale genetic changes around the world.
Scientists Test New Gene Therapy for Vision Loss from a Mitochondrial Disease
NIH-funded study shows success in targeting mitochondrial DNA in mice.
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