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Drug Targets – News and Features

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Article

Implementing AI in Drug Discovery

The four main considerations that any leader should take into account to successfully implement AI in their organization are explored here.
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Industry Insight

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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Industry Insight

Collaborative AI Partnership Hopes To Shape the Future of Drug Discovery

Sanofi, Formation Bio and OpenAI are collaborating to build AI-powered software to accelerate drug development. The three teams will combine data, software and tuned models to develop custom, purpose-built solutions for drug discovery.
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News

Placenta Map Reveals Source of Infection-Related Pregnancy Complications

Researchers using “mini placentas” from human samples have created the first map of human placenta infection pathways. This could highlight potential drug targets to develop pregnancy-safe therapies for preventing severe pregnancy complications.
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Top Trends Shaping Pharma in 2024: AI, Gene Editing, Biosimilars and Real-World Data

From AI's transformative role in drug discovery and CRISPR breakthroughs to the rise of biosimilars and real-world data. Learn how these innovations are reshaping pharma and driving progress in 2024.
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News

Midnolin Depletion Shows Promise in Cancer Treatment

By completely or even partially depleting a protein called midnolin in B cells, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers suppressed leukemia and lymphoma in a mouse model genetically prone to these cancers.
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News

A Protein’s Stiffness Determines How Easily It Enters the Nucleus

“Unanticipated” findings from a new Nature Physics study show that the mechanical stability of a protein determines how easily and how quickly it can enter the nucleus.
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Vagus Nerve Stimulation Emerges as Potential Treatment for Infections

Researchers have found that stimulation of the vagus nerve triggers activation of the spleen, thereby regulating antibody production. These findings highlight the potential of vagus nerve modulation in treating diseases, like lupus and sepsis.
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News

New Biomarkers Could Help Diagnosis of Schizophrenia in Rare Genetic Disorder

A recent study led by UC Davis Health researchers provides new insights into the molecular changes linked to the rare genetic condition 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, or 22q.
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100 New Genomic Regions Linked to Blood Pressure

One of the largest genomics studies into blood pressure has revealed 100 new regions of the genome that influence blood pressure.
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