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Networking for new drugs

Nature Medicine volume 17, pages 11661168 (2011) | Download Citation

Many of today's most celebrated drugs are designed to hit only one biological target with great precision. But a novel clinical trial aims to turn this idea on its head by using 'network pharmacology' to more effectively tackle a common neurological disorder affecting limb movement. Claire Ainsworth looks into how medicine's proverbial 'magic bullet' might soon give way to a more sophisticated arsenal.

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  1. Claire Ainsworth is a science journalist based in Southampton, UK.

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