drug discovery

U-M Center for the Discovery of New Medicines Announces New Grants, Mentorship Projects

The University of Michigan Center for the Discovery of New Medicines has awarded funding for four new drug discovery projects by U-M faculty aimed at fighting cancer, sickle cell disease and creating new, non-addictive painkillers. For the first time, the center is also providing formal mentoring support to two promising, early-stage cancer drug discovery projects, which it hopes to further support in the future with grant funding.

—Apr 5, 2017

How does nature make it? Mapping cyanobacterial pathways in the search for new drugs

Research led by the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute has mapped the complex chemistry involved in creating several types of bioactive compounds that are naturally produced inside bacteria.

The compounds, known as hapalindole and fischerindole alkaloids, are members of a larger family of compounds — called indole alkaloids for their double-ring-shaped core structures — that have a long history of diverse uses including as antibacterial, antifungal and anticancer agents. 

—Mar 13, 2017

U-M Center for Discovery of New Medicines announces grants for five drug discovery projects

The University of Michigan Center for the Discovery of New Medicines has awarded funding for five new drug discovery projects by U-M faculty that address critical health areas including chronic kidney disease, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, toxoplasmosis and atherosclerosis.

—Feb 1, 2016

Newly discovered hormone points to potential treatment for obesity, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease

ANN ARBOR—Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered how a previously unknown hormone serves as a messenger from fat cells to the liver and are investigating the potential of developing a new treatment for metabolic disorders.

—Nov 17, 2014

U-M Center for the Discovery of New Medicines announces new grants for drug discovery research

ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan Center for the Discovery of New Medicines has awarded eight grants, totaling $205,000, to projects investigating new treatments for cancer, infectious disease and heart failure.

The support allows U-M researchers to move potential early-stage drug discovery to the next phase of development.

—Sep 24, 2014

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