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The drug discovery process begins with recognizing a disease or clinical condition in which there is a lack of adequate medical treatment. Once a potential drug has been identified, pre-clinical research can begin. This process includes several stages; the first of which involves identifying and validating the prospective drug’s target through assay development, high throughput screening, hit identification and finally, lead optimization. Once the pre-clinical process is complete, the newly synthesized drug candidate is selected for future clinical development.
Machine learning model uses retinal scans to detect Alzheimer’s disease

Machine learning model uses retinal scans to detect Alzheimer’s disease

Biogelx Announces Formation of Scientific Advisory Board

Biogelx Announces Formation of Scientific Advisory Board

Deep learning helps determine a woman’s risk of breast cancer

Deep learning helps determine a woman’s risk of breast cancer

‘Molecular clock’ blood test could help identify actively growing tumors in metastatic breast cancer

‘Molecular clock’ blood test could help identify actively growing tumors in metastatic breast cancer

Fruit fly study reveals the effects of microgravity on the heart

Fruit fly study reveals the effects of microgravity on the heart

New drug lures stem cells to damaged tissue, improves treatment efficacy

New drug lures stem cells to damaged tissue, improves treatment efficacy

Mother's protein found to be involved in genomic imprinting process

Mother's protein found to be involved in genomic imprinting process

Understanding biomolecular frustration could help design better drugs

Understanding biomolecular frustration could help design better drugs

Compounds in traditional Chinese medicine herbs may inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infection

Compounds in traditional Chinese medicine herbs may inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infection

Study addresses gap in the discovery of new antibiotics

Study addresses gap in the discovery of new antibiotics

Advion announces appointment of Dr. Kaveh Kahen as new CEO David B. Patteson remains as group Chairman

Advion announces appointment of Dr. Kaveh Kahen as new CEO David B. Patteson remains as group Chairman

Research on genetic heart disease uncovers new mechanism for heart failure

Research on genetic heart disease uncovers new mechanism for heart failure

Alzheimer's study shows tau protein changes according to dementia stage

Alzheimer's study shows tau protein changes according to dementia stage

Raman microscopy-based approach uses gold nanoparticles for visualizing small-molecule drugs

Raman microscopy-based approach uses gold nanoparticles for visualizing small-molecule drugs

Natural products and herbal medicines show promise in fight against COVID-19

Natural products and herbal medicines show promise in fight against COVID-19

Targeting BCAP with new drugs could benefit people with inflammatory bowel disease

Targeting BCAP with new drugs could benefit people with inflammatory bowel disease

UCLA Health collaborates with Regeneron Genetics Center to bring genomic medicine to patients

UCLA Health collaborates with Regeneron Genetics Center to bring genomic medicine to patients

Weekly exercise linked to lower risk of Alzheimer's disease in patients with mild cognitive impairment

Weekly exercise linked to lower risk of Alzheimer's disease in patients with mild cognitive impairment

Return of mice to home cage evokes significant rise in dopamine release, shows study

Return of mice to home cage evokes significant rise in dopamine release, shows study

StemBioSys and Cartox Announce Publication of Research Demonstrating CELLvo™ Matrix Plus Significantly Enhances the Functionality of hiPSC Cardiomyocytes

StemBioSys and Cartox Announce Publication of Research Demonstrating CELLvo™ Matrix Plus Significantly Enhances the Functionality of hiPSC Cardiomyocytes