New computer simulation can predict negative side effects of drugs

Drug testing is a time consuming, expensive, and at times dangerous proposition. But a new set of computer models has successfully predicted the negative side effects of hundreds of current drugs, a development that could see more efficient development of pharmaceuticals - and without the risks of testing on human… »6/13/12 4:40pm6/13/12 4:40pm

How drugs go from healing mice in the lab, to sitting on your pharmacy shelves

The news is full of headlines about some drug that has cured mice of everything from baldness to paralysis. Although these advances are real, their useful medical application for humans seems out of reach. What does it take for drugs to make the jump from animals to human testing? And when does a drug being tested on… »3/02/11 12:00pm3/02/11 12:00pm