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Developing a test to screen drugs for their emetic potential

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RESEARCH assessing the suitability of the social amoeba Dictyostelium as a means of screening potential drugs for their propensity to induce emesis is being funded by the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) 3Rs Liaison Group.

UFAW notes that a major problem when developing new drugs for human or animal use is that potential candidates may cause nausea or vomiting as a side effect. This is a problem for human patients, …

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