Category: Lab Blog

VirginiaCancerRx Symposium was a success

This May the Virginia Drug Discovery Consortium held its second meeting entitled VirginiaCancerRx. Modeled after last year's well attended VirginiaBrainRx Symposium, the meeting included four keynote speakers and investigators from…

Cancer Research is Not Rocket Science: It is Even Harder

President Obama made a surprising announcement at his State of the Union address this year: A moonshot program against cancer headed by Vice President Biden.  I must admit a feeling…

The Ethics of Ethical Drugs

  Several weeks ago, I was talking to the University of Virginia’s Chair of Pharmacology, Doug Bayliss, about the cost of discovering new drugs and their ultimate cost to patients.…

Can Lassie Lasso a Cure?

The process of creating new drugs requires testing and retesting. Some of that can be done computationally as we develop faster computers and more complex algorithms. Some can be performed…

The Foundations of Drug Discovery

This is the first of a series of blogs that will discuss the history, challenges, excitement, and aspirations of drug discovery with a special emphasis on work being conducted at…