Drug Discovery & Development
Antiviral-antibody combination improves influenza outcomes in mice
Researchers at McMaster University found in a mouse study that combining a class of well-known antiviral drugs and neutralizing antibodies was more effective than either approach alone, which they contend could be used to treat seasonal influenza and help prevent the next flu pandemic. Read More
Synthesis breakthrough opens door to development of natural product as cancer therapy
Princeton University scientists have halved the number of steps needed to synthesize pleurotin, setting the stage for work to realize the anticancer and antibiotic potential of the molecule. Read More
Repurposed drug shows promise in animal studies as potential therapy for ALS
A drug used to treat enlarged prostates and high blood pressure could help to slow the progression of motor neuron disease, which is also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurodegenerative disorder. Read More
Nanoparticles protect mice from blood vessel rupture, offers potential therapy for abdominal aortic aneurysms in humans
Administration of small interfering RNA nanoparticles has protected mice from sudden death due to the rupture of a major blood vessel in the abdomen, setting the stage for research that could ultimately enable treatment for people at risk of life-threatening abdominal aortic aneurysm. Read More
New molecular editing strategy empowers chemists to create novel drug candidates
A new unified late-stage “molecular editing” strategy to directly modify bicyclic aza-arenes could enable chemists to synthesize a more diverse range of drug candidates. Read More
Preclinical data on long-acting tuberculosis drug raises hopes for simplified treatment
A long-acting injectable formulation of rifabutin has delivered high plasma concentrations for 16 weeks in mice, resulting in the prevention of tuberculosis and the clearing of the pathogen from the lungs. Read More
First full map of immune system connections unlocks drug discovery opportunities
Researchers have created the first full map of immune system connections showing how immune cells communicate, pointing to ways to modulate the pathways to treat cancer and infectious diseases. Read More
Map of brain changes in Alzheimer’s reveals potential target cell for drug therapies
A National Institute of Aging-backed project has released large-scale cellular and molecular information taken from more than 1.2 million neurons and other brain cells. Read More
Video from AACC: AACC president on Theranos, VALID Act
Dr. Stephen Master, president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, provided his thoughts about the main highlights of the 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo held this week in Chicago. Read More
Production technique clears barrier to widespread study of intestinal organoids
The aggregation of cells removes variability from the production of small intestinal organoids, clearing a major hurdle to the widespread use of the technologies as a research tool for studying the digestive system, according to a paper published July 28 in Stem Cell Reports. Read More
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October 1-4
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