Improving Drug Discovery: All G with G-protein coupled receptors

The ability of our cells to send and receive signals is vital to the health of our bodies. When communication is disrupted, disease often follows. Many therapeutic drugs are used to treat a range of diseases by targeting specific cell receptors – the proteins on the cell surface that receive messages. Restored communication lines can reestablish function. Dr Christopher Draper-Joyce investigates approaches for safer, improved therapeutics.

The Therapeutic Odyssey of Psilocybin and MDMA: A Return to Roots

Australia’s recent decision to reschedule MDMA and psilocybin for therapeutic use represents a seismic shift in drug policy. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved the prescription of these substances for specific psychiatric conditions, acknowledging their potential therapeutic benefits and enabling their use in a controlled medical context.

The Future of Pain Management Drugs: Moving away from opioids

By Tejaswini Divanji, Master of Science (Pharmaceutical Sciences) student at Monash University Everyone knows what pain feels like, even though our individual scales for it might be different. But what exactly is pain? Understanding and addressing pain is one of the oldest challenges of medicine. Broadly, pain is an unpleasant sensation; a warning signal that […]