Tagged: Drug Discovery

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Molecular Docking: Bioinformatics in Drug Discovery

Ever heard of the term bioinformatics? It’s an interdisciplinary field of science that combines different topics such as biology, computer science, mathematics and statistics. In a world where data is being generated at a faster rate than we can process,...

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Viagra – Is The Blue Pill Finally Losing Its Potency?

22 April 2020 marks D-Day for Viagra – Pfizer’s famous diamond-shaped blue pill – as it is set to lose out on market exclusivity in the United States. Having witnessed the mind-boggling sales of the drug for two decades now,...

Cytochrome P450 Enzymes: Meet the Superfamily

Metabolism is described as the series of chemical reactions required to sustain life; when it comes to drug metabolism, no one does it better than the cytochrome P450 (CYP450) family of enzymes. Understanding of key enzymes within this superfamily –...