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Will Microfluidic Cell Culture Fulfill its Long-awaited Potential?
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The first paper ever published on microfluidic cell culture is 19 years old. Microfluidic cell culture has now outgrown its infancy and is about to survive its teenage years. It has matured considerably but still needs to transition from academia into clinics and industry. Will it come of age?

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Sensitive Quantification of Drug Metabolites Using LC-MS
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Determining what happens to a drug after it enters the body is a key consideration in the drug development process. Liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (LC-MS) has emerged as one of the most powerful analytical tools for the screening and identification of drug metabolites. Advances in the field of LC-MS have allowed scientists to analyze drug metabolic pathways and drug-drug interactions more closely, and improve therapeutic strategies for many challenging diseases.

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The 3D Structure of Telomerase: Uncovering Its Role in Human Disease
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Researchers have published the first detailed picture and description of the 3-dimensional molecular structure of telomerase – a discovery that could enable better targeted drug screening and could result in more successful telomerase-related clinical therapeutics.

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Phenotypic versus Target-based Screening for Drug Discovery
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Target-based screening has been the method of choice in drug discovery for the past two decades, but phenotypic screening is having something of a renaissance. We look at the advantages and applications of both.

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Cannabis Therapeutics: The Highs and Lows of Developing Cannabinoid Therapies
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Our knowledge of the cannabinoids and endogenous system through which they act has grown considerably in the last quarter of a century but transforming that knowledge into new drugs remains challenging.

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Relaxing the Tension Between Publishing and Patenting: Practical Hints and Tips
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In Part 1 we outlined some patent-related ramifications of publishing your research and development prior to filing a patent application. This second part provides you with some practical hints and tips for drafting your paper, helping you to avoid potential issues that can arise.

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Why is a Molecule Necessary for Penile Erections Important for Brain Cell Communication?
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New research sheds light on neuronal communication and adds more detail to the current picture of brain cell communication at the synapse, and the role of the messenger molecule nitric oxide.

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Relaxing the Tension Between Publishing and Patenting: The Legal Basis for Tension
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Tension can be felt between the desire to publish and the need to patent, especially in commercially savvy environments such as medical technology and pharmaceuticals. This article discusses the legal rationale behind why publishing early can hinder future patenting opportunities and provides practical tips for avoiding this situation.

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The Importance of Collaboration in the Pharmaceutical Industry
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Collaboration is key and it has never been more true. In recent years, pharmaceutical companies have begun to embrace a more collaborative way of working to help overcome some of the challenges the industry is facing.

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Are Carbon Nanotubes a New Asbestos?
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Used in myriad applications and showered with praise by researchers, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are hailed as a "wonder material" for materials science. This lofty position may be jeopardized by a new study that shows CNTs can induce the fatal cancer mesothelioma in the same way as asbestos.

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