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New guide highlights the properties of diverse drug targets
The new Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/2016 provides a valuable and unique overview of the key properties of more than 1,700 human drug targets, focusing on those exploited currently in the clinic or with future therapeutic potential. View News Article (2016-01-05)

New Principal & Dean at the Royal Veterinary College
The new Principal and Dean of the Royal Veterinary College, Professor Quintin McKellar took up post on 1st August 2004. Prior to this appointment, Professor McKellar was the director of the Moredun Research Institute after holding the post of Professor of Veterinary Pharmacology at the University of Glasgow. His interests are in animal pharmacology and parasitology. He has indicated his... View News Article (2004-08-04)

Genetic tests advertised directly to the consumer
Genetic testing services have recently begun to be advertised directly to the patient, and the results of the consumers' response can affect public health, as well as the future adoption of pharmacogenetic/genomic testing. View News Article (2009-07-22)

Dartmouth researchers find that arsenic triggers unique mechanism in rare leukemia
Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) researchers have identified a new way that arsenite, a form of arsenic, acts in treating a rare cancer known as APL, or acute promyelocytic leukemia. Their study is published in the Jan. 3 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. View News Article (2007-01-09)

Matricellular proteins are promising new therapeutic targets for ocular diseases
A special issue of Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics highlights the latest research on matricellular proteins, which play a critical role in inflammation and blood vessel formation in the eye and therefore making them key targets for new therapies to treat common ocular disorders such as glaucoma, dry eye disease, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). View News Article (2015-09-23)

'Not just a flavoring:' Menthol and nicotine, combined, desensitize airway receptors
Menthol acts in combination with nicotine to desensitize the type of nicotinic receptors found in lungs and airways that are responsible for nicotine's irritation, say Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) researchers.  View News Article (2015-05-12)

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Misfolded neural proteins linked to autism disorders
An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, has identified misfolding and other molecular anomalies in a key brain protein associated with autism spectrum disorders. View News Article (2010-09-13)

Dopamine model could play role in treating schizophrenia and drug addiction
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have succeeded in creating a model of the way the brain releases dopamine, an important chemical involved in transmitting signals between nerve cells. View News Article (2010-10-21)

Testing pain killers on humans could save money and speed the arrival of new drugs
Deliberately inflicting carefully controlled painful stimuli on human volunteers and seeing how well specific drugs reduce the feeling of pain can be an effective way of testing new drugs. View News Article (2012-11-09)

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