Tagged: Drug Development

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Coronavirus Vaccine Development – Look Before You Leap

Nothing short of a medical miracle, a coronavirus vaccine seem close to being available to the public. Just months after its rapid spread throughout the world, scientists are working around the clock to deliver much-needed protection against the deadly virus....

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How Methamphetamine Fueled Blitzkrieg and Beyond

The initial success of Nazi Germany in World War II is largely attributed to the strategy of Blitzkrieg ??? quick, surprise maneuvers through enemy territory that left their opponents with little time to react. The tremendous physical and mental strain...

Biologic Drugs – The Future of Medicine

Biologics is the buzzword within drug discovery these days. The days of small molecule therapeutics are numbered, with pharmaceutical companies and research institutes shifting their focus to large molecule ‘biologics’. Despite being extremely complex to design and study, the advantages...

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Medicinal Chemistry: Lead Modification and Optimization

Medicinal chemistry lays the foundation for the drug discovery process. A strong lead compound increases the chances of a pharmaceutical company developing a strong drug candidate, with better chances of success later on. Once a lead compound or ‘hit’ has...