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Harnessing the microbiome: The new frontier in drug discovery and testing 

Drug Discovery World

Paul Denslow , CEO, Intus Bio, discusses how a new approach to tracking gut bacteria can revolutionse our understanding of the microbiome and bring about new discoveries for therapeutics. It’s a long-held doctrine that there’s no effective method to track the microbiome during drug research and development. Science (80-. ).

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In vivo preclinical models for immune-mediated inflammatory disease drug development

Crown Bioscience

In this blog we will explore immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs) —which represent a diverse group of conditions characterized by an excessive and/or inappropriate immune response.

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Unlocking Undruggable Targets: Shifting Paradigms in Modern Drug Discovery


The binding pockets on KRAS are shallow and polar , not ideal for the kinds of interactions needed for strong, effective drug binding. In fact, it's one of the most exciting areas in drug research today. One approach is to look beyond the traditional drug molecule.

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AI in gene delivery vector discovery and design

Drug Target Review

Alipogene tiparvovec and voretigene neparvovec-rzyl, two recombinant AAV-based gene therapy products, were approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to treat lipoprotein lipase deficiency in 2012 2 and by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat inherited retinal dystrophy in 2017, respectively.

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ACTIV Update: Making Major Strides in COVID-19 Therapeutic Development

NIH Director's Blog: Drug Development

ACTIV was founded last April to accelerate drug research that typically requires more than a decade of clinical ups and downs to develop a safe, effective therapy. They are called immune modulators because they help to minimize the effects of an overactive immune response in some COVID-19 patients.

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How big data analytics can make personalised care a reality

Drug Discovery World

Johannes Goll, Global Head of Emmes’ Biomedical Data Science and Bioinformatics department, explains how big data analytics can deliver improved therapies and bring clinical research one step close to realising the potential of personalised care. This could be expanded to assessing predictors at baseline.