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The drug discovery process begins with recognizing a disease or clinical condition in which there is a lack of adequate medical treatment. Once a potential drug has been identified, pre-clinical research can begin. This process includes several stages; the first of which involves identifying and validating the prospective drug’s target through assay development, high throughput screening, hit identification and finally, lead optimization. Once the pre-clinical process is complete, the newly synthesized drug candidate is selected for future clinical development.
BU researchers develop new way to better understand human cell communication

BU researchers develop new way to better understand human cell communication

Sanford Burnham Prebys announces research agreement with Lilly to characterize COVID-19 antibodies

Sanford Burnham Prebys announces research agreement with Lilly to characterize COVID-19 antibodies

Existing drugs could disrupt SARS-CoV-2 from hijacking cells

Existing drugs could disrupt SARS-CoV-2 from hijacking cells

Study may help design effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease

Study may help design effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease

University of Kentucky collaborates with Atomwise to explore potential COVID-19 therapies

University of Kentucky collaborates with Atomwise to explore potential COVID-19 therapies

Novel precision medicine targets cancer's DNA defenses

Novel precision medicine targets cancer's DNA defenses

NJIT researchers develop new efficient method to quantify therapeutic proteins

NJIT researchers develop new efficient method to quantify therapeutic proteins

Solving A Parkinson's Disease Puzzle Through Protein Design

Solving A Parkinson's Disease Puzzle Through Protein Design

New protein design could help in drug discovery for Parkinson’s disease

New protein design could help in drug discovery for Parkinson’s disease

'Fat burning' molecule holds promise for future treatment and prevention of obesity

'Fat burning' molecule holds promise for future treatment and prevention of obesity

Teixobactin-based drug can kill superbugs

Teixobactin-based drug can kill superbugs

UCL scientists discover genes responsible for maintaining healthy hearing

UCL scientists discover genes responsible for maintaining healthy hearing

Research project launched to find new treatments for rare genetic diseases

Research project launched to find new treatments for rare genetic diseases

Innovative tool to speed up the drug discovery process

Innovative tool to speed up the drug discovery process

X-ray experiments reveal antibody to block entry of SARS-CoV-2

X-ray experiments reveal antibody to block entry of SARS-CoV-2

The Global Hunt To Block COVID-19

The Global Hunt To Block COVID-19

Study reveals nuanced role for oncogene in contact inhibition

Study reveals nuanced role for oncogene in contact inhibition

Researchers identify missing component of innate immune signaling

Researchers identify missing component of innate immune signaling

Evidence of the ‘metabolon’

Evidence of the ‘metabolon’

New breakthrough could accelerate drug development

New breakthrough could accelerate drug development