Invisible Illness Awareness Week 2016: Our Voices Need to Be Heard
Never heard of Invisible Illness Awareness Week? You're not alone. Jody Smith sheds a little light to make it more visible
Discuss the article on the Forums.

Systems Biology Approaches to Drug Discovery

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by natasa778, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. natasa778

    natasa778 Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,773
    Likes:
    2,460
    Duh!!

    http://www.nyas.org/Events/Detail.aspx?cid=073a364a-af58-49e0-896e-499e51427b66

     
    Snow Leopard, Enid and Marco like this.
  2. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

    Messages:
    12,755
    Likes:
    36,106
    Logan, Queensland, Australia
    As a biochemist and a systems modeller, I say its about time. :)
     
  3. Waverunner

    Waverunner Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,032
    Likes:
    952
    Sounds very interesting and cuts straight to the problem we face. Despite the fact that we live in 2012, there were no breakthroughs or cures for any of the major diseases lately. It seems incredible hard to move on. It seems that we reached a thick wall, that we cannot breach. What we can do and what in my eyes is done lately, is that we try to slightly improve existing compounds and drugs (e.g. antihistamines). This is far from optimal, of course. Moreover we try to develop drugs for new findings. e.g. we know that Zonulin is involved in celiac disease. The first Zonulin inhibitor just finished phase 2 but the results were mixed and we don't know if it will finish phase 3. Our whole understanding of human disease seems so flawed and incomplete, that the only thing we can do at the moment, is to make baby steps towards the far away goal of curing a disease. I hope this changes with new technology.
     

See more popular forum discussions.

Share This Page