Exploiting drug redeployment for modern-day drug discovery

By Sabrina Hossain, University of Birmingham

The progression of drug discovery and development over the last 50 years has been rather exciting for scientists and the community to follow. The drastic improvements of the techniques used to understand the molecular basis of diseases, alongside more competent machinery for a faster drug production line, has led to significant benefits for global health.

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How plant science will change the world

By Erica Hawkins, John Innes Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich

Plant science is a lot more important than you realise.  It has often been cast as cell biology’s less exciting sibling. What is the point of studying root growth, flowering or stomatal aperture? There are way more important things to be researching… aren’t there?

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