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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
Scientific News
Promising Drug Candidate to Treat Chronic Itch
In a new study, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) describe a class of compounds with the potential to stop chronic itch without the adverse side effects normally associated with medicating the condition.
Are Changes to Current Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines Required?
Editorial suggests more research is needed to pinpoint age to end aggressive screening.
Assessing Cancer Patient Survival and Drug Sensitivity
RNA editing events another way to investigate biomarkers and therapy targets.
New Molecular Marker for Killer Cells
Cell marker enables prognosis about the course of infections.
Potential Target for Treatment of Autism
Grant of $2.4 million will support further research.
Sniffing Out Cancer
Scientists have been exploring new ways to “smell” signs of cancer by analyzing what’s in patients’ breath.
Inroads Against Leukaemia
Potential for halting disease in molecule isolated from sea sponges.
Molecular ‘Kiss Of Death’ Flags Pathogens For Destruction
Researchers have discovered that our bodies mark pathogen-containing vacuoles for destruction by using a molecule called ubiquitin, commonly known as the "kiss of death."
A New Single-Molecule Tool to Observe Enzymes at Work
A team of scientists at the University of Washington and the biotechnology company Illumina have created an innovative tool to directly detect the delicate, single-molecule interactions between DNA and enzymatic proteins.
Milestone Single-Biomolecule Imaging Technique May Advance Drug Design
The first nanometer resolved image of individual tobacco mosaic virions shows the potential of low-energy electron holography for imaging biomolecules at a single particle level; a milestone in structural biology and a potential new tool for drug design.
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