Drug Discovery and Development
Recent Advances in Cancer Research Gives Us Some Hope
A rundown of some recent advances that are providing hope for new and more effective treatments of breast, lung, and gastrointestinal cancers by guest writer Zach Fisher. (Posted March 30, 2013)
Are Science Publications Too “Old School” for 21st Century Bioscience?
Discovery in biomedical research is accelerating, but increasing complex results only trickle slowly through peer review publications to the clinic. Is there a better way?
Providing Patient Care that Incorporates the Latest Biomedical Research
Advances in molecular analysis will revolutionize medicine, but research is advancing faster than clinics can use the information. Will patients be able to reap the benefit of new discoveries in a timely manner?
The 2013 Rally for Medical Research in Washington D.C.
Researchers and patients gathered to protest the declining level of funding going to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for biomedical research to cure disease and improve healthcare. (Published: April 8, 2013)
High Throughput Drug Discovery with GPCRs
G-coupled Protein Receptors (GPCRs) are a key target for new drug discovery? Over a third of drugs target this type of biological molecule. Read about them here.
Delivering New Genes to Cure Disease
Gene therapy offers real promise for curing genetic disorders and treating a wider range diseases. How are new functional genes are put into a patients cells? This article describes the main viral DNA vectors used to make the genetic changes required for gene therapy.
Gene Therapy Is Finally Becoming a Medical Reality
After the death of several patients during gene therapy trials at the start of the century, there have been several promising trials indicating this approach may be ready for general medical use.
Seven Areas of Focus for Research on New Cancer Therapies
What aspects of cancer are researchers focusing on to develop new cancer treatments? In the last couple decades, much has been learned about cancer cell biology. This research is providing a basis for new treatments that target the basic biology of cancer.
Pharmacokinetics: The Fate of Drugs
Pharmacokinetics is defined as the study of the action of drugs or medicines in living organisms, but it's not a simple process. There are many factors that affect how a drug reacts in living cells.
How do You Participate as a Test Subject in a Drug Trial?
Links to websites listing current and upcoming drug trials and how to become a participating subject. In addition, some sites contain new drug approval news, information on drug interactions, and clinical research job listings.
What is ACI and How is it Used to Treat Cancer?
ACI, or Active Cellular Immunotherapy is a new development in biomedical research and is being applied for treatment of cancer. Also known as Active Specific Immunotherapy.