Tagged: Pharmaceuticals

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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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Horseshoe Crabs Are Bloody Amazing

On the surface, horseshoe crabs are unexciting creatures. You might have come across one on the beach, a prehistoric scorpion/crab-like creature gliding slowly across the sand. But there is more to this unassuming creature than meets the eye. For starters,...

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Opioids: Both Blessing and Curse

Although pain has evolved to help humans survive, it is obviously not a pleasant experience. A solution to this problem is seemingly quick and easy – opioid painkillers! While millions benefit from its pain-relief activity, opioids are also highly addictive,...