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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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Caliper Discovery Alliances & Services (CDAS) is a Contract Research Organization offering comprehensive in vitro and in vivo preclinical contract research services. Their offering is articulated around different platforms including Target Validation with the creation of transgenic animals, Assay Development, Screening, Safety Pharmacology, Biochemical and Functional cell based profiling, Drug Efficacy in disease models and non-invasive small animal Optical Imaging.

NovaScreen Biosciences, now part of CDAS, pioneered receptor profiling studies in the early 1990’s and has established a best in class safety pharmacology platform with a large number of GPCR binding assays. Functional studies are very complementary to affinity-based radioligand assays as they provide very valuable information on the way a drug interacts with a GPCR target.

Using CDAS GPCRFunctional™ programs, you can determine if a drug is an activator or an inhibitor or what its potency and efficacy are for a given GPCR target. Understanding drug functionality is also an important benefit of functional studies and you can for example identify allosteric modulators that are generally difficult to identify using orthosteric ligand-based radioligand binding assays.

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