Once the preserve of big pharma, high-throughput screening and the data it has produced is now widely available. Together with advances in artificial intelligence, it is providing broad opportunities in drug discovery.READ MORE
One of the biggest barriers to treating cancer is drug resistance, a phenomenon that remains only partially understood. While drug resistance has been a problem in cancer for years, new treatments are coming to light that could help overcome it...READ MORE
The rise of designer drugs is creating new challenges for both law enforcement and forensic toxicology laboratories, leading to new methods to identify and combat the often-deadly substances.READ MORE
Despite regulation and legislation regarding the methods by which pharmaceutical companies must treat waste water, reports indicate that manufacturers are continuing to discharge untreated or inappropriately treated waste into the environment. The problem is having devastating impacts on human health, the environment and antimicrobial resistance is soaring.
Around 15 years ago, for biologists awash with data, visualization was often dealt with as an add-on, an afterthought. Fast-forward to today, and data visualization is making something of a comeback. Advances in technology and an increased appreciation of its importance and potential by the life sciences community and funders, are contributing to a renaissance.READ MORE
Few could argue that water is not one of the most precious resources on the planet. Water contaminants are emerging from some surprising sources that threaten the health and welfare of humans, animals and the ecosystem. Consequently, novel approaches must be taken to try and combat the growing issue.READ MORE
A novel microfluidic platform, able to rapidly isolate and identify rare antibodies from a vast repertoire of human B cells, has been developed by scientists. This technology could possess the ability to support and enhance the development of novel vaccines and biopharmaceuticals in the future.READ MORE
Awareness of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) is ever-increasing, with AI being one of the most talked about technologies across multiple industries. The Pistoia Alliance recently surveyed 374 life science professionals to determine the impact of AI, ML and NLP on the life sciences industry.READ MORE