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Improved gut microbiota with cholesterol-lowering medication

There is a clear link between improved gut microbiota and one of our most common cholesterol-lowering drug groups: statins. This is evident from a...

Immune cell discovery could improve the fight against hepatitis B

For the first time, researchers at The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) have identified and described a new and unique subset of human...

A team develops ‘poisoned arrow’ to defeat antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Poison is lethal all on its own — as are arrows — but their combination is greater than the sum of their parts. A...

Automatic tabletop machine speed up novel drug development

Many proteins are useful as drugs for disorders such as diabetes, cancer, and arthritis. Synthesizing artificial versions of these proteins is a time-consuming process...

Researchers are developing a machine learning system to fight against Covid-19

Artificial intelligence could play a decisive role in stopping the Covid-19 pandemic. To give the technology a push, the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab is...

Steady research in protein structure paves the way for more efficient...

The recent coronavirus pandemic shows just how quickly a deadly pathogen can sweep across the globe, killing tens of thousands in the U.S. and...

New HIV vaccines direct the adaptive immune system to fight off...

The results are very important for immunologists who are tracking coronavirus vaccines and better vaccines against other diseases, Bali Pulendran said. The key to significantly...

The electromagnetic fields may affect future medical treatments

Most electrical activity in vertebrates and invertebrates occurs at extremely low frequencies, and the origin — and medical potential — of these frequencies have...

A new MIT study analyzes viral contamination at biopharmaceutical manufacturing plants

Over the past few decades, there have been a handful of incidents in which manufacturing processes for making protein drugs became contaminated with viruses...

A new system for rapidly analyzing drug absorption in intestinal tissue

MIT engineers have devised a way to speed up the development of new drugs by rapidly testing how well they are absorbed in the...

Controlling ion transport for energy, environment

Understanding and controlling ion transport in porous materials and at hydrophobic interfaces is critical to a wide variety of energy and environmental technologies, ranging...

A novel method to precisely deliver therapeutics inside the body

A new way to deliver therapeutic proteins inside the body uses an acoustically sensitive carrier to encapsulate the proteins and ultrasound to image and...

Research reveals new target that could be a foundation for malaria...

Researchers have discovered a promising new strategy for combating malaria, a mosquito-borne parasite that claims nearly a half-million lives each year. For a study reported...

U of G Develops Effective Way to Replenish Threatened Plants

From two seeds grew a thousand plants. University of Guelph researchers used advanced cloning techniques to give the threatened Hill's thistle a fighting chance. This...

‘Directing’ evolution to identify potential drugs

Scientists have developed a technique that could significantly reduce the time of discovering potential new antibody-based drugs to treat disease. Antibodies are produced by the...

Discovery of a drug to rescue winter depression-like behavior

A group of animal biologists and chemists at the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University, has used a chemical genomics approach to explore...

Technique Offers Path for Biomanufacturing Medicines During Space Flights

An instrument currently aboard the International Space Station could grow E.coli bacteria in space, opening a new path to bio-manufacturing drugs during long term...

Tiny Nanoparticles Offer Large Potential for Brain Cancer Treatment

For patients with malignant brain tumors, the prognosis remains dismal. With the most aggressive treatments available, patients are usually only expected to live about...

Researchers propose a special diet for asthma

Can a special diet help against certain cases of asthma? A new study at the University of Bonn at least suggests this conclusion. Accordingly,...

Researchers design 3D-printed diffuser to treat COVID-19 patients

Texas A&M University, through its unique Engineering Medicine (EnMed) partnership with Houston Methodist Hospital, is stepping up to help the health care system keep...

Scientists enhance new way to overcome resistance to targeted cancer treatments

Researchers have enhanced a new method for inhibiting the protein HSP72, known to be important in helping cancer cells survive and resist treatment, which...

Trial drug may block early stages of COVID-19, study in human...

A drug already tested against lung disease could potentially inhibit COVID-19 by reducing the coronavirus load that enters the lungs and other organs. That...

Cancer drugs show promise in preventing malaria

A potential new approach for preventing malaria is on the horizon with the discovery that drugs currently used to kill cancer cells can also...

Engineers model mutations causing drug resistance

Whether it is a drug-resistant strain of bacteria, or cancer cells that no longer react to the drugs intended to kill them, diverse mutations...

SMART announces new method for processing fluid droplets

MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore, and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a unique method for generating and processing fluid droplets under...

The project could aid efforts to detect and prevent the spread...

The project could aid efforts to detect and prevent the spread of coronavirus, With the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the United States...

The key viral structures shows how HIV drugs work at the...

The key viral structures shows how HIV drugs work at the atomic level, Salk scientists have discovered how a class of powerful HIV drugs...

Ebola drugs can also work against coronavirus

Ebola drugs can also work against coronavirus, A group of researchers at the University of Alberta found why Remedivir was effective in treating coronavirus. People...

The research team is handling superbug infections with new therapies

The research team is handling superbug infections with new therapies, A solution to combat antibiotic-resistant superbubs may be on the horizon. Bacteria and fungi...

Reprogramming cells in their original state for regenerative medicine

Reprogramming cells in their original state for regenerative medicine, Early development of mammals is a very complex process that involves complex and highly coordinated...

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