A recent paper in the Lancet published yesterday has confirmed that a class of drugs called Bisphosphonates(BP) when given early to breast cancer patients can prevent breast cancer recurrence in the bone and improve breast cancer survival, but only in women who were postmenopausal when treatment began. HOPE for breastcancer patients then? YES and NO! Currently … Continue reading A drug costing less than 5p a day that can prevent 34,000 women a year dying from breast cancer sits on the shelf?
“Shitty reagents generate shitty science. They waste money and waste careers,” says biochemist Aled Edwards, head of the Structural Genomics Consortium, a public–private partnership to study proteins important to drug-discovery efforts. These guys have created a website for scientists to share their experience of moleculare probes- the good the bad and the ugly! And about … Continue reading Shitty reagents….