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Rachel Brazil

Rachel Brazil is a science writer based in London, UK

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  • Artificial intelligence (AI) brain

    Artificial Intelligence: will it change the way drugs are discovered?Subscription

    7 DEC 2017

    The pharmaceutical industry is beginning to invest in artificial intelligence (AI), with many large pharmaceutical companies partnering with AI start-ups in 2017 in order to develop better diagnostics or biomarkers, to identify drug targets and to design new drugs. But when will the first AI-designed drugs reach the market and will AI permanently change the pharmaceutical industry and the way drugs are discovered?

  • Illustration of the blood brain barrier

    A barrier to progress: getting drugs to the brainSubscription

    15 MAY 2017

    Getting drugs across the blood-brain barrier could be key to developing more successful therapies to treat central nervous system disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, depression and epilepsy. Scientists are investigating a number of ways to achieve this, from using Trojan horses to smuggle drugs across the barrier, to temporary disruption of the barrier using ultrasound, to allow drugs into the brain.

  • Abstract image of interconnecting networks made of gold wires linking golden pegs on rustic wood

    Professional associations: adapting to remain relevant in a digital ageSubscription

    13 OCT 2016

    In a world where technology and social media allow individuals to gather information and network online for free, professional associations are evolving and changing their offering to members in order to stay relevant.

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