Category Archives: Drug Development

Why UX Matters In Drug Discovery

What value can Design Thinking and User Experience design principles bring to drug discovery? Continue reading

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Pharma Podcasts

Learn how you can use podcasts to keep up to date in areas like genomics, bioinformatics, cancer research, drug discovery and drug development. Continue reading

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Drug Target Identification: And then a miracle occurs

At the front end of most drug discovery programs lies a step called Target Identification, and a few months ago I sat down with a colleague to discuss their approach to target identification.  In particular, “how do you characterize a target”? … Continue reading

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Tinkering With Semantic Markup

One of the key challenges for bioinformaticians in this age is extracting meaningful findings from abstracts and full text articles. Text mining solutions can only take it so far, and previous comparative studies have shown that Amazon Mechanical Turk solutions and … Continue reading

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KNIME and Cheminformatics: A Peek Behind The Curtain

Part of what makes user group meetings so interesting is getting the opportunity to peek behind the curtains and see someone else’s operation.  In last night’s, KNIME user group meeting, Brock Luty of Dart NeuroScience gave an interesting perspective on … Continue reading

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SwissModel: It’s not what you think

One of the things that I’m always curious about, is the effect of a sequence variation on the conformation of a target.  Recently I wrote about ClinVar and SwissVar, two tools for examining variants and their associations with disease.  Since … Continue reading

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Merrimack’s New Pancreatic Cancer Drug

The intertubes have been abuzz lately with the news of Merrimack’s results from their Phase III trial of a new triplet therapy for pancreatic cancer.  The triplet combines older standard of care drugs like 5FU and leucovorin with their new … Continue reading

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