Journal of Cell Science & Therapy

Journal of Cell Science & Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7013

Antoine de Morrée

Antoine de Morrée
Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences,
Stanford, California 94305

  • Editorial
    Unifying Disease Mechanisms; Looking at Similarities and Differences
    Author(s): Antoine de MorréeAntoine de Morrée

    In the past century the medical sciences have made great strides in diagnostics by using a reductionist approach. Complex disease phenotypes have been meticulously dissected molecularly often resulting in clear genetic definitions. However, the development of therapies is lagging behind our ability to screen and diagnose these diseases in the lab. One reason for the lag in therapy development may be that our enhanced diagnostic capacity has led to the definition of many orphan diseases; afflictions that affect only a small number of people. Therefore it may be time for a more holistic approach; an investigation of systems as a whole, which Systems biology tries to achieve. Science needs to look for commonalities between disease mechanisms wherever possible to enhance the chance of finding common footholds for therapies that target multiple diseases. Unraveling further molecular inter.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7013.1000e109

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