In editie 4 2012 - de Engelstalige special FIGON Dutch Medicines Days, onder andere de volgende onderwerpen:
Gee, proteins rock
‘Biochemistry is not all that different from cooking,’ says pharmacology chair Heidi Hamm from the American Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on G proteins. ‘New insights in this field have huge implications for drug research.’
On money and blood flows
Any pharmaceutical company wishing to see a new drug covered by health insurance must not only demonstrate its effectiveness but also its cost-effectiveness. The case of the new anticoagulation drugs shows that pharmacoeconomic analyses are not the end of the story.
Many cancer patients benefit from therapeutic antibodies. However, if the tumour cells are located in the brain there is a big chance that they will not yet benefit from this trend. Read about the more or less brilliant attempts made by researchers to make antibodies affect the brain.
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