Model systems, including laboratory animals, microorganisms, and cell- and tissue-based systems, are central to the discovery and development of new and better drugs for the treatment of human disease. In the latest issue, Disease Models & Mechanisms (DMM) launches a Special Collection that illustrates the contribution of model systems to drug discovery and optimisation across multiple disease areas. This collection includes reviews, Editorials, interviews with leading scientists with a foot in both academia and industry, and original research articles reporting new and important insights into disease therapeutics.
The Special Collection Editorial provides a summary of the collection’s current contents, highlighting the impact of multiple model systems in moving new discoveries from the laboratory bench to the patients’ bedsides. The launch issue can be accessed in full here.
To read and sign up for updates on the full Collection, which also includes key drug discovery research and review articles published earlier in DMM, go to the Collection page at http://dmm.biologists.org/cgi/collection/drugdiscovery