A monkey virus could transfer to humans, study finds
October 3, 2022 -- University of Colorado Boulder researchers are urging vigilance around an obscure family of viruses known to cause fatal Ebola-like symptoms in some monkeys. They said the virus is “poised for spillover” to humans, although that hasn’t happened yet. Read More
Mitochondria shape influences autoimmune disorders: study
September 29, 2022 -- The shape and function of the immune system’s Th17 mitochondria play a key role in autoimmune and inflammatory disorders such as multiple sclerosis, new research suggests. Read More
Scientists identify immune cell targets to fight chemo-resistant breast cancer
September 27, 2022 -- London-based scientists have identified certain immune cells that may potentially be targeted to develop immunotherapies that benefit patients with chemotherapy-resistant breast cancers. Read More
Researchers learn why carp virus inhibits host cell immune system
September 26, 2022 -- Belgian researchers have learned how a carp virus uses the protein domain Zalpha (Zα) to inhibit the defense mechanisms of the host cell. The discovery has implications for how Zα domain-containing proteins of the immune system function. Read More
Zebrafish help scientists understand organ regeneration
September 20, 2022 -- Researchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research are using zebrafish to investigate how their immune systems repair and regenerate organs. The findings could potentially help alleviate human conditions that might otherwise require organ transplants and lifelong immunosuppressants. Read More
Cow mucus-derived lubricant stops HIV, herpes in lab tests
September 19, 2022 -- A synthetic prophylactic gel based on cow mucus is 70% effective against HIV and 80% effective against herpes in lab tests, a new study reveals. Read More
NCI awards $13.3M for cancer research on drug sequencing
September 15, 2022 -- The National Cancer Institute (NCI) awarded a five-year, $13.3 million grant to a team of researchers to study sequential combinations of targeted inhibitors and immunotherapies for cancer. Read More
Scientists decrease IBD inflammation with specific protein
September 15, 2022 -- How a set of molecules interact with each other in gut immune cells could prevent the inflammation seen in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), according to University of Texas Southwestern researchers. The findings suggest a new drug target for treating IBD and related conditions. Read More
Federal funding of $2B to support biotechnology and biomanufacturing
September 14, 2022 -- The White House announced on Wednesday federal funding of more than $2 billion to advance President Joe Biden’s executive order intended to enable the U.S. to harness the full potential of biotechnology and biomanufacturing. Read More
Discovery of toxin that kills bacteria could pave way for new antibiotics
September 6, 2022 -- McMaster University researchers have discovered a previously unknown bacteria-killing toxin that has the potential to be exploited for future antibiotic development to combat infection-causing bacteria. Read More
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