Tagged: Medicinal Chemistry

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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...

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Medicinal Chemistry: Lead Discovery and Identification

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. However, choosing a compound from a library...

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The First HIV Therapy Was Discovered Before HIV

Drugs are designed to combat existing diseases; it makes little sense to invest time and money into developing a cure otherwise! Sometimes though, a previously discarded drug candidate can resurface years later to make an instant impact. Shelved for years,...

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Aromatherapy – Probably Useless, Perhaps Even Dangerous

Essential oils for aromatherapy has become rather popular in recent time, the ‘essence’ of all that good stuff in plants captured and inhaled to treat diseases. However, there is little evidence supporting aromatherapy as a form of medication, while the...