How the Pharma Industry Pulled Off the Pivot to COVID-19
How the Pharma Industry Pulled Off the Pivot to COVID-19
The urgent need for tests and therapeutics has brought companies together and pushed researchers to work at breakneck speeds.
How the Pharma Industry Pulled Off the Pivot to COVID-19
How the Pharma Industry Pulled Off the Pivot to COVID-19

The urgent need for tests and therapeutics has brought companies together and pushed researchers to work at breakneck speeds.

The urgent need for tests and therapeutics has brought companies together and pushed researchers to work at breakneck speeds.

drug discovery
Gene Therapy Finds a Fertile Home in Ohio
Gene Therapy Finds a Fertile Home in Ohio
Shawna Williams | Jan 13, 2020
The midwestern state has quietly laid the groundwork for a biotech hub.
Scripps Acquires Pfizer’s Massive Microbial Library
Scripps Acquires Pfizer’s Massive Microbial Library
Jef Akst | Jan 9, 2020
The East Coast campus of the research institute received shipments of freeze-dried or frozen samples of more than 210,000 microbial strains, which scientists plan to mine for potentially useful natural products.
Artificial Intelligence Shakes Up Drug Discovery
Artificial Intelligence Shakes Up Drug Discovery
Bianca Nogrady | Apr 30, 2019
The pharmaceutical industry is looking to machine learning to overcome complex challenges in drug development.
Scientists Take Aim at Disease-Causing RNAs Using Small-Molecule Drugs
Scientists Take Aim at Disease-Causing RNAs Using Small-Molecule Drugs
Claire Asher | Mar 31, 2019
Renewed interest from the biotech industry sparks hope for drugging the nucleic acid to treat cancer and other conditions.
Novel Analgesics at a Snail’s Pace
Novel Analgesics at a Snail’s Pace
Bob Grant | Dec 31, 2017
Studying cone snail venom has yielded novel pain pathways, but the peptides that function as toxins are difficult to translate into drugs.
Researchers Mine Centipede Toxins for Analgesics
Researchers Mine Centipede Toxins for Analgesics
Catherine Offord | Dec 31, 2017
Venomous centipedes may harbor a clue to the creation of a successful pain-killing compound for humans.
Mining Spider Toxins for Analgesic Clues
Mining Spider Toxins for Analgesic Clues
Catherine Offord | Dec 31, 2017
Arachnids harbor a plentiful array of molecules that target mammalian pain receptors.
Toxin from a Dangerous Fish Delicacy
Toxin from a Dangerous Fish Delicacy
Kerry Grens | Dec 31, 2017
In tiny doses, the pufferfish’s tetrodotoxin can be turned into a pain-relieving ion channel blocker.
Sourcing Painkillers from Scorpions’ Stings
Sourcing Painkillers from Scorpions’ Stings
Abby Olena | Dec 31, 2017
Compounds in the arachnids’ venom interact with ion channels to both cause and block pain.