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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.
New program will help fill a drug-discovery void as pharmaceutical companies have largely abandoned natural products research

New program will help fill a drug-discovery void as pharmaceutical companies have largely abandoned natural products research

Potential use of NH neurotransmitters as novel source for psychiatric drugs

Potential use of NH neurotransmitters as novel source for psychiatric drugs

Spontaneous contractions suppressed in late-term rat pregnancy

Spontaneous contractions suppressed in late-term rat pregnancy

Tricirbine may help fight cancers

Tricirbine may help fight cancers

Light used to regulate protein synthesis

Light used to regulate protein synthesis

Naturally produced 'cannabis' in the brain helps with pain relief

Naturally produced 'cannabis' in the brain helps with pain relief

Unique arrays of proteins tethered onto self-assembled DNA nanostructures

Unique arrays of proteins tethered onto self-assembled DNA nanostructures

Columbia University launches multi-year campaign to support stem cell researc

Columbia University launches multi-year campaign to support stem cell researc

New series of human drug targets available to all researchers

New series of human drug targets available to all researchers

Ranbaxy makes further three filings of its Anti-Retroviral (ARVs) formulations

Ranbaxy makes further three filings of its Anti-Retroviral (ARVs) formulations

Pharmaceutical industry faces multiple challenges - future lies in drug pipeline sustainability

Pharmaceutical industry faces multiple challenges - future lies in drug pipeline sustainability

Market forces alone are not sufficient to produce new drugs needed for children with cancer

Market forces alone are not sufficient to produce new drugs needed for children with cancer

Giving children access to drug clinical trials is crucial, clofarabine approval shows

Giving children access to drug clinical trials is crucial, clofarabine approval shows

Bugs in the gut could help doctors develop individualised healthcare

Bugs in the gut could help doctors develop individualised healthcare

Study may lead to a better understanding of how antidepressants like Prozac work

Study may lead to a better understanding of how antidepressants like Prozac work

Genomics and proteomics to increase the efficiency of drug discovery and development

Genomics and proteomics to increase the efficiency of drug discovery and development

New ion channel drug targets to emerge in pharmaceutical discovery

New ion channel drug targets to emerge in pharmaceutical discovery

Sea floor may yield disease cures

Sea floor may yield disease cures

Ranbaxy files additional Anti-Retroviral (ARV) agents with the World Health Organization

Ranbaxy files additional Anti-Retroviral (ARV) agents with the World Health Organization

Smart nanocarrier technology will cancer treatment

Smart nanocarrier technology will cancer treatment