Cancer & Disease Research
Machine learning predicts if a COVID-19 clinical trial will be successful
Using machine learning, researchers have teased out the underlying factors of success for COVID-19 clinical trials, according to a PLOS One article published on July 12. The analysis showed that drug features and study keywords are the most informative features of COVID-19 trials. Read More
FDA issues EUA for monoclonal antibody for treatment of hospitalized COVID-19 patients
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) to Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, for tocilizumab (Actemra) for the treatment of hospitalized adults and pediatric patients. Read More
New in vitro models offer effective way to study respiratory viruses
A new accessible and scalable protocol for manufacturing in vitro lung cell models could have applications in the development of new therapies for respiratory viral infections and drug toxicology studies on human lungs. Details about the protocol were published in Stem Cells on June 21. Read More
New AI model could predict viral jumps from animals to humans
A new artificial intelligence (AI)-based computational model called SweetNet aimed at characterizing complex carbohydrates could help predict which viruses are likely to spread from animals to humans. The details of the research were published in Cell Reports on June 15. Read More
4D microscopy reveals how malaria parasite invades red blood cells
A state-of-the-art microscopy technique has allowed Australian researchers to view parasite invasions in 4D. Using this technology, the team was able to visualize molecular details of how the malaria parasite invades red blood cells. The research, published in Nature Communications on June 15, could have applications for the development of new antimalarial medicines. Read More
How spatial biology can impact clinical translational research
Building on the success of single-cell technologies, 10X Genomics' Michael Schnall-Levin, PhD, discusses with ScienceBoard.net how the company entered the spatial biology field and how it continues to support the advancement of various clinical translational research efforts. Read More
Scientists show how SARS-CoV-2 wreaks havoc in lungs
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have published the first detailed atomic-level model of the SARS-CoV-2 envelope protein in a study published June 8 in Nature Communications. The model shows how the virus interacts with lung proteins, helping to explain how SARS-CoV-2 causes extensive lung damage. Read More
Leveraging past flu pandemics helps build universal flu vaccine
Targeting regions of the influenza virus that do not often change may be an effective strategy for developing next-generation universal flu vaccines, according to new research published in Science Translational Medicine on June 2. Researchers interrogated immune responses from the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic to determine which targets to include in new vaccines. Read More
Gene tech to prevent crossbreeding could safely harness the power of gene drives
A new gene engineering technology could allow scientists to harness the benefits of releasing genetically modified animals into the wild without the risk of uncontrolled spread. The new study, published in the journal Nature Communications on June 2, could help in the battle against the spread of diseases like malaria. Read More
Single-cell mapping of malaria parasite transmission may lead to new treatments
Single-cell transcriptomics have been used to map which genes are turned on and off during the entire transmission cycle of the deadly human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. The results, published in Nature Communications on May 27, may lead to the identification of new gene targets for antimalarial treatments. Read More
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