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Of People with Ideas: Strengthening an ecosystem of innovation

Posted on February 18th, 2016 by

Pharma R&D

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In the last three decades, the pharmaceutical industry has undergone a transformation unprecedented in the nearly 100-year history of prescription drugs. Continue reading “Of People with Ideas: Strengthening an ecosystem of innovation” »

Go Inside the Mind of a Chemist

Posted on February 16th, 2016 by

Chemistry

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Time is crucial to chemists. The faster they can find information, the more quickly they can innovate. Did you know that retrieving extracted data is faster than finding answers in full text literature? Continue reading “Go Inside the Mind of a Chemist” »

Transparency for Better Science

Posted on February 10th, 2016 by

Pharma R&D

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I like to think of scientific discovery as not unlike parenthood: scientists create a piece of knowledge (like a child), and then release it to its own life in the world (a grown-up child), and, often, that piece of knowledge informs the Continue reading “Transparency for Better Science” »

R&D? S&D? It’s About Science

Posted on February 9th, 2016 by

Pharma R&D

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Last month’s announcement that industry giants AstraZeneca, GSK, and Johnson & Johnson had teamed up with three well-regarded UK universities –Imperial College London, University College London, and University of Continue reading “R&D? S&D? It’s About Science” »

Is Pain a Gender Issue?

Posted on February 8th, 2016 by

Chemistry

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How sensitive are you to pain? Many women feel that men are more sensitive to pain (or at least make more fuss about it). They often cite childbirth as one of the many reasons females are so much tougher than males. Continue reading “Is Pain a Gender Issue?” »

Outside Perspectives Beget Better Outcomes

Posted on January 26th, 2016 by

Pharma R&D

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My favorite quote about why drug discovery, despite very productive decades of productivity and innovation, has seemed to have reached the drought is from Ashutosh Jogalekar in Scientific American blog: Continue reading “Outside Perspectives Beget Better Outcomes” »

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The Elsevier Pharma R&D blog provides insight and opinion on topics related to pharmaceutical research and development, namely: big data, target identification, new drug discovery, drug safety monitoring, risk mitigation and regulatory compliance. We serve the community of chemists, scientists, drug safety specialists, educators and students interested in pharmaceutical R&D.

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