Tagged: Proteins

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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G-Protein-Coupled Receptors in Drug Discovery

G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) play a big role in the human body. As they maintain many of our key functions, much research is done to better understand the structure and function of GPCRs. In addition, GPCRs are potential starting points in...

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New Approaches to Peptide-Based Drugs

Pharmaceutical AbbVie’s Humira for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis recorded sales of USD 16 billion in 2016 alone. As the pharmaceutical industry as a whole looks beyond small molecules to biologicals as therapeutics, there has been increasing interest and investment...