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Screening Strategies in Drug Discovery – News and Features

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Blood Clot-Targeting Drug Candidates Developed Through Computer-Aided Design

A team of researchers has created a new series of drug candidates against a hard-to-target receptor involved in the formation of blood clots.
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Expanding the Druggable Space With Degradation-Based Therapies

We spoke with Dr. Christian Dillon to learn more about degradation-based therapies, the challenges associated with their discovery and how innovative solutions are helping to realize the potential of this promising class of therapeutics.
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Tiny RNA Targets May Provide New Treatment Options for Chronic Inflammation

UC Santa Cruz researchers have discovered a peptide in human RNA that regulates inflammation and may provide a new path for treating diseases such as arthritis and lupus.
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First-of-its-Kind Cancer Drug Shows Anti-Tumor Activity in Animal Models

Behind the scenes, as tumors progress and gain resistance to treatment, a protein called YB-1 quietly gives directions. Now, researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind drug that inhibits YB-1, effectively silencing those orders.
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qPCR vs dPCR: Choosing the Right PCR Technology To Suit Your Experimental Needs

How can you identify which technique is best suited to your research requirements? In this article, we explore the advantages of qPCR and dPCR, considering specific applications and deliverable metrics to help you choose the right technology to suit your experimental needs.
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Scientists Discover a New Type of Porous Material That Can Store Greenhouse Gases

Researchers have used computer modeling to develop a new type of porous material that can capture and store greenhouse gases.
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Dissecting the Proteome To Understand Disease

Proteomics provides insights into the regulation of biological processes and mechanisms of disease. In this article, we explore approaches scientists are using to find early markers of disease, new drug targets and strategies to overcome resistance to treatments.
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Industry Insight

Recreating Organ-Specific Tumor Environments In Vitro

At ELRIG’s Research & Innovation 2024 event, Technology Networks spoke to Dr. Véronique De Conto, project leader in in vitro pharmacology at HCS Pharma, to learn more about their powerful tools for in vitro metastasis propagation.
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Cannabinols Show Neuroprotective Properties in Fruit Flies

Salk scientists observe cannabinol's neuroprotective properties in fruit flies and identify cannabinol analogs that could serve as promising future therapeutics for traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's.
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Breaking Barriers: The Challenges Faced by 6 Biotech Start-Ups in 2024

At the European Laboratory Research and Innovation Group’s (ELRIG) Research and Innovation 2024 event, we asked a selection of start-up companies in the biotech space the same question: what are the key challenges you currently face?
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