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GIULIANI, Alessandro. The dawn of mesoscopic approach in drug development. Ann. Ist. Super. Sanità [online]. 2011, vol.47, n.1, pp. 60-63. ISSN 0021-2571.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4415/ANN_11_01_13.

The feeling of the reaching of a crucial turning point is shared by the whole spectrum of sciences. The main features of this turning point are basically identical across different disciplines and can be interpreted as a re-location of the most relevant level of explanation (and consequently intervention for more applicative fields) from the microscopic to the so called mesoscopic level. Here, the character of the mesoscopic approach in drug development field will be briefly commented.

Keywords : network pharmacology; target; systems biology; biocomplexity.

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