01 Feb, 2016Top 8 Innovation Picks for January 2016

22 Dec, 2015Top 8 Innovations on Scientist.com


Arthur Clarke once famously said that “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”  Below we’ve listed eight advanced technologies that, while not…

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29 May, 2014Improve R&D Pipeline in Big Pharma with the 5R Framework


With the rise of next-generation sequencing and the increase of big data, scientists have gained a deeper understanding of various diseases. So it…

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27 May, 2014Public-Private Drug Development Collaborations Are Needed for Successful Innovation


The key to fighting chronic diseases is connecting the multitude of scientific and technological advances to diagnostics and therapeutics. Experts have recognized that…

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20 May, 2014Novel Partnerships For Biomarker Identification As Drug Targets


We previously discussed some of the failures in drug discovery for several chronic diseases. Now, we explore the partnerships that have been created…

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10 Mar, 2014Computational Drug Discovery: Increased Applications


We previously discussed how there are software methods to screen for potential drug leads and researchers have been able to increase their drug…

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14 Feb, 2014Inforna: A New Way To Search Your Genome For New Drugs


A quick scan of recent advances in the scientific community will show that genomic data and new techniques in next-gen sequencing have…

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13 Feb, 2014Using Directed Evolution in the Lab


This is the third and final post of a series (part 1 and part 2) on directed evolution. What do protein engineers actually…

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04 Feb, 2014Sequencing and Drug Discovery: How does Illumina’s new $1000 human genome affect drug discovery?


Illumina recently announced the $1000 solution for the sequencing of the human genome in the form of its new instrument, the HiSeqX. This…

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31 Dec, 2013CNS Therapeutics: Restrategizing Pharmaceutical Development


The need for CNS therapeutics is on the rise.  Neurological diseases are expected to increase steadily in the coming years.  Previously, we addressed…

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