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  • Added 4th November 2014

    Discussing Drugs on Online Social Networks

    24% of adults have read online reviews of a pharmaceutical drug or medical treatment. Social networks are popular places to find reviews, but the sites differ in type, registration requirements, ...

  • Added 3rd November 2014

    Financing Drug Discovery for Orphan Diseases

    While pharmaceutical R&D budgets grow larger, getting drug approval only gets harder—which may ultimately jeopardize financing for drug development. A proposed "megafund" financing method could be the answer, and its ...

  • Added 3rd November 2014

    Making Cancer History

    In this thought-provoking interview, Dr. Philip Lorenzi of the MD Anderson Cancer Center talks about his work developing diagnostic tests, improving leukemia drugs, understanding the autophagy process and using Big ...

  • Added 31st October 2014

    Academic Alliances Power Drug Discovery

    Partnerships between academia and the pharmaceutical industry are creating opportunities for transdisciplinary collaborations that will make the discovery and development process more efficient, productive and profitable.Discover how the chemistry-biology-medicine continuum ...

  • Added 30th October 2014

    Harnessing the Power of Content: The Power of Mining Full-Text Articles

    In the ongoing quest for valuable biological data, researchers must sift through a vast and growing body of scientific literature. As technology advances, text-mining is proving to be the best ...

  • Added 30th October 2014

    Automated vs. Manual Literature Curation: Extracting Information from the Literature

    Manual curation of scientific literature has long been most researchers' preferred method for finding information critical to their work. However, advances in text-mining technology mean that automated curation now rivals ...

  • Added 7th October 2014

    Assessing Benefits and Harms

    When an observational study shows that a drug has beneficial effects, it is a given that a large controlled study must then follow to confirm the findings. Yet when a ...

  • Added 26th September 2014

    Drug Repositioning: Do It Quickly, Easily, Now

    Pharmaceutical companies know that equally important to the search for new drugs is the repurposing of existing ones. There are many approaches to finding alternative applications for drugs, and each ...

  • Added 26th September 2014

    Clinical Considerations for Biosimilar Antibodies

    Biosimilars, which are near copies of branded biologics, may cost far more to bring to market than standard generics, but their growth rate is now reaching 20% a year. To ...

  • Added 26th September 2014

    Social Media: Data Mining and Modeling Drug Use

    From tracking flu outbreaks to monitoring drug side effects, researchers are increasingly turning to social media as a potent information source. Mining and analyzing data from social networks even has ...

  • Added 11th September 2014

    Interpreting Next Generation Sequence Data

    DNA sequencing technology is transforming biomedical research, from the study of cancer therapies to rare disorders. But researchers still must look through massive amounts of scientific literature to locate facts ...

  • Added 11th September 2014

    The Future of Chemoinformatics

    When designing information systems and research solutions for chemists, every possibility deserves consideration. From contextualizing citations to improving searches based on usage patterns, many big ideas are on the drawing ...

  • Added 11th September 2014

    Monitoring Scholarly Scientific Literature

    To stay current with the latest scientific research, medical affairs professionals must know the best sources for articles. Equally vital is having the "search savvy" needed to effectively mine those ...

  • Added 26th August 2014

    With the Right Tools, Big Data Boosts Efficiency

    As the ocean of available research swells, scientists risk getting lost in the deluge. But advanced text-mining tools are making it easier to sift through data, make connections and gain ...

  • Added 12th August 2014

    Data Integration Driving Research Efficiency

    A crucial part of the information manager's job is to prove the value of research tools. Informatics must be tied to business outcomes, or else management won't make the investment.How ...