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‘Hothouse’ meeting on drug discovery

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sadie’s recent post on the emerging partnership between Peakdale Molecular and the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience prompted me to say a little about last month’s Drug Discovery Workshop, held in Washington DC and organised our friends at the ALS Association. I was fortunate to be invited along to this workshop, which brought together over 100…

Come fly with me

Reading Time: 3 minutes Although millions of years of evolution separate humans from insects, a tiny fruit fly called Drosophila melanogaster has been one of the most extensively studied organisms for more than a century, leading to many advances in research. But why are flies so useful? And can we really learn anything from them? Why fly? It is…