Drug discovery

Research Field Drug discovery

Alzheimer’s Disease: The Winds of Progress

| Jamie Irvine | 10 min read

Howard Fillit shares his views on the historical research lag, the slim successes so far, and the target pathways that offer most hope

Research Field Drug discovery

The PEPITEM Pathway – and the Path to New Obesity Treatments

| Stephanie Sutton | 6 min read

The world needs new medicines to treat obesity-related conditions. Here’s what researchers at the UK’s University of Birmingham are doing about it.

Research Field Drug discovery

Addressing Alzheimer’s

| 3 min read

The more we learn about the complexity of Alzheimer’s, the more we need to change the way we treat it

Research Field Drug discovery

Honey, I Shrunk the Molecules

| Jamie Irvine | 2 min read

Researchers demonstrate that microRNA-132 can significantly affect different brain cells, with potential implications for Alzheimer’s disease.

Research Field Drug discovery

Lonely Hearts Club

| Jamie Irvine | 4 min read

TUM Researchers create organoid that emulates the development of the human heart

Research Field Drug discovery

Big Problem, Mini Solution

| Jamie Irvine | 6 min read

Researchers have designed a “mini gene” therapy that could hold promise for treating Usher Syndrome Type 1F

Tools & Techniques Drug delivery

Remote Controlled Chemo

| Jamie Irvine | 3 min read

Meet MAPSULES: metal iron-based nanocapsules that deliver targeted chemotherapy to solid tumors

Research Field Drug discovery

Self-Sealing the Deal

| 3 min read

PULSED – a self-sealing drug delivery depot – enables precise timing and tunable release of therapeutic doses

Research Field Drug discovery

Genetic Science and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

| Stephanie Sutton | 4 min read

The case of Kathleen Folbigg shows how far the field has come, but there are still no medical interventions for sudden infant death syndrome.

Tools & Techniques Drug delivery

In Search of Lost Memory

| Jamie Irvine | 12 min read

An insight into the complexities of Alzheimer’s disease and the ongoing pursuit for breakthrough therapies


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