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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.
Researchers watch bacteria and antibiotics at the atomic level

Researchers watch bacteria and antibiotics at the atomic level

Discovery of key HIV protein which makes cell membranes bend more easily

Discovery of key HIV protein which makes cell membranes bend more easily

The future of Alzheimer's disease research

The future of Alzheimer's disease research

New algorithm matches any tumor cells to best possible anti-cancer treatments

New algorithm matches any tumor cells to best possible anti-cancer treatments

Lubert Stryer wins National Medal of Science

Lubert Stryer wins National Medal of Science

New approach for restless legs syndrome

New approach for restless legs syndrome

Curry chemical bisdemethoxycurcumin may clear amyloid beta plaques

Curry chemical bisdemethoxycurcumin may clear amyloid beta plaques

Pieris progresses proprietary asthma program

Pieris progresses proprietary asthma program

Roche and Alnylam form RNAi therapeutics alliance

Roche and Alnylam form RNAi therapeutics alliance

Genetic mutation that may alter response to cancer therapeutics found

Genetic mutation that may alter response to cancer therapeutics found

Ranbaxy receives tentative FDA approval for Tamsulosin capsules

Ranbaxy receives tentative FDA approval for Tamsulosin capsules

New drug target for the treatment of Parkinson's disease

New drug target for the treatment of Parkinson's disease

First genome-scale model of microbe that causes tuberculosis

First genome-scale model of microbe that causes tuberculosis

WHO-based tropical disease research programme to focus on emerging diseases

WHO-based tropical disease research programme to focus on emerging diseases

New area of stroke drug discovery for the 22nd century

New area of stroke drug discovery for the 22nd century

Discovery of new survival mechanism in common bacteria

Discovery of new survival mechanism in common bacteria

New understanding of anti-malarial drug resistance

New understanding of anti-malarial drug resistance

BioGenex settles patent case with Ventana

BioGenex settles patent case with Ventana

New findings on microRNAs

New findings on microRNAs

Radically different approach to nuclear magnetic resonance

Radically different approach to nuclear magnetic resonance