Cancer-is-not-always-cancer
Cancer is not always cancer
According to a recent editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association written by an advisory panel to the National Cancer Institute some types of cancer should be categorized as IDLE disorders (indolent lesions of epithelial origin). These are non-growing...
Tags: Cancer, IDLE disorder, new disease classification...
August 7, 2013
Why-a-lot-of-drugs-have-significant-side-effects
Why a lot of drugs have significant side effects?
The answer lies in protein secondary structure and the finding that there may be no more than about 500 unique protein pocket configurations that serve as binding sites for small molecule ligands like drugs....
Tags: Drugs, Side effects, Protein, Ligand binding pockets...
August 4, 2013
Novel-Gene-Mutations-in-Leukemia-Patients
Novel Gene Mutations in Leukemia Patients
High-throughput DNA sequencing led to the discovery of specific mutations (N676K) in the FLT3 receptor, which can contribute to the development of acute myeloid leukemia. This may open up new treatment options for patients....
Tags: Acute myeloid leukemia, Mutations, FLT3 receptor...
August 3, 2013
Funding-Opportunities-Alzheimers-Drug-Discovery-Foundation
Funding Opportunities - Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation
The ADDF funds four different categories of research; drug discovery and preclinical development, early detection, clincial trials and prevention. The ADDF does not fund basic research....
Tags: Alzheimer, funding...
July 15, 2013
An-unexpected-power-of-Marijuana
An unexpected power of Marijuana
According to latest findings, several marijuana ingredients exhibit a potent antibiotic capacity in cases of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections, as well as the ability to inhibit prions- proteins that cause fatal neurodegenerative diseases like Creu...
Tags: Marijuana, Cannabis, prions, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Creutzfeld-Jakob disease ...
August 4, 2013
Is-pharma-here-for-profit-or-patients
Is pharma here for profit or patients?
An article about the future of healthcare and pharma...
Tags: pharma, profit, future, healthcare...
August 3, 2013
New-Approach-for-Studying-Deadly-Brain-Cancer
New Approach for Studying Deadly Brain Cancer
A team of engineers has developed a three-dimensional hydrogel which will help researchers tease out important features associated with the initial growth of a tumor as well as its response to clinical therapies....
Tags: Brain Cancer, hydrogel...
August 3, 2013
An-Example-of-Open-Source-Drug-Discovery-Intermolecular
An Example of Open Source Drug Discovery | Intermolecular
“Open Source Drug Discovery? How does that work?” There are some principles and core practices that are involved....
Tags: open source, drug discovery...
July 15, 2013
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