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Can Small Molecule-Reprogramming of Fibroblasts Create Better Drugs or Be Used to Treat Human Neuronal Disorders?

Can Small Molecule-Reprogramming of Fibroblasts Create Better Drugs or Be Used to Treat Human Neuronal Disorders?

A recent move in compound screening dictates the use more biologically relevant cells for drug discovery experiments, but as researchers know, it can be a challenge to obtain enough primary cells. Stem cells have been used to generate biologically relevant cells, but the process is time consuming and expensive.

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Ion Channels May Play a Role in a New Generation of Cancer Therapies

Ion Channels May Play a Role in a New Generation of Cancer Therapies

A study in last month’s Nature Neuroscience supports emerging and exciting potential new use for ion channel blocking drugs. Most known for their neurological activity, ion channel blockers may have a role in treating cancer.

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