Tagged: Drug Discovery

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Me-Too Drugs – Innovation Killers or Backbone of Drug Discovery?

‘Me-too’ or ‘follow-on’ drugs are the copycats of the drug discovery landscape. Taking inspiration from existing drugs and making small modifications to them, many new therapies have been developed in this manner. Despite their reputation for lacking novelty and innovation,...

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Turning to Frog Skin for New Biologic Peptide Drugs

Looking for medicinal properties in natural compounds is the cornerstone of drug discovery, with many drugs on the market originating from or inspired by plant or animal metabolites. Frog skin secretions contain hundreds of biologically active peptides, piquing the interest...

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Insulin: From Inspiring Discovery to Deadly Expense

Half a billion people today suffer from diabetes – a disease that causes high blood glucose levels. While many diseases remain untreatable, this isn’t the case with diabetes. The remarkable discovery and subsequent development of insulin injections has saved and...

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Strategies to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Drug resistance is a common issue in drug discovery programs. After the long and expensive process of developing a drug, the last thing you want is to find that it doesn’t provide a therapeutic effect. Drug resistance is prevalent in...