Artificial intelligence shakes up drug discovery

From The Scientist, 1 May 2019: Australia’s government drug safety watchdog sounded the alarm about the oral antifungal agent terbinafine in 1996. The drug, sold under the brand name Lamisil by pharma giant Novartis, had come onto the market in 1993 for the treatment of fungal skin infections and thrush. But three years later, the Continue reading Artificial intelligence shakes up drug discovery

5th World Conference of Science Journalists

A huge pat on the back to the Niall Byrne and his team for putting on a brilliant 5th World Conference of Science Journalists. The debates were thought-provoking, the attendee list impressive and the entertainment (and wine) of excellent quality. The presentations included the ins-and-outs of reporting on public health issues, bias in science journals, Continue reading 5th World Conference of Science Journalists