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Screening Strategies in Drug Discovery – News and Features

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Nutrient in Beef and Dairy May Improve Immune Cell Responses to Cancer

A fatty acid found in meat and dairy has been found to increase cancer-fighting T-cell activity according to a new study, suggesting trans-vaccenic acid has the potential to be used as a nutritional supplement to complement cancer therapies.
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Confident Metabolite Identification for Meaningful Results in Multiomics Analyses

In this interview, Technology Networks spoke to Heiko Neuweger, director of Bioinformatics Life Science Mass Spectrometry Software R&D at Bruker, to learn about the importance of target compound annotation and identification, the advantages of integrating collision cross section (CCS) information into workflows and the benefits of CCS-Predict Pro.
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Genome’s “Master” Regulator Could Be Used To Enhance T-Cell Therapy

A single master regulator of the genome can be used to reprogram a network of thousands of genes in T cells and greatly enhance cancer cell killing.
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Extracting Meaningful Data With High-Throughput Drug Discovery Approaches

This article focuses on the use of high-throughput screening approaches in drug discovery and discusses the latest developments in this area.
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Yeast Accelerates the Discovery of Medicinal Compounds From Plants

Cornell researchers have harnessed the power of baker’s yeast to create a cost-effective and highly efficient approach for unraveling how plants synthesize medicinal compounds.
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Advances in Biopharmaceutical Analysis

Biopharmaceuticals require careful analysis during research, development and manufacturing. In this article, we highlight some of the analytical techniques employed in biopharmaceutical analysis, and how the field is evolving to meet new challenges.
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There Is Much To Improve in Identifying All the Chemicals Around Us

Non-targeted analysis (NTA) is an emerging field of analytical science that aims to identify all chemicals around us. According to a meta-analysis of NTA results published over the past six years, it is estimated that less than 2% of all chemicals have been identified.
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Chemotherapy Drug May Prevent Heart Failure, Study Suggests

A new drug screening tool developed by scientists suggests that a chemotherapy drug used to fight bone marrow cancer has the potential to treat and prevent potentially deadly heart failure.
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The Spatial Perspective With Professor Emma Lundberg

Join us as we sit down with Professor Emma Lundberg, a luminary in the field of spatial biology, to discuss her incredible career journey, the challenges that she has overcome and the groundbreaking discoveries that continue to shape the future of science and medicine.
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New Machine Learning Technique Gives Virtual Drug Screening a Boost

Scientists using machine learning tools to analyze biomedical data often turn to neural network algorithms, but before these models became popular, another simpler type of machine learning algorithm called kernel methods were commonly used.