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Therapeutic Delivery – News and Features

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News

“Synthetic” Cell Follows Chemical Directions, Advancing the Search for New Drug Delivery Systems

Scientists have developed a minimal synthetic cell that follows external chemical cues and demonstrates a governing principle of biology called “symmetry breaking.”
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News

Enhanced Gene Editing System Enables Therapeutic Gene-Sized Edits in Human Cells

The gene-editing approach uses prime editors and evolved enzymes called recombinases, and could pave the way to effective one-size-fits-all gene therapies for diseases such as cystic fibrosis.
Cancer cells.
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Protein Engineering Approaches Offer Hope for Cancer Therapies

While cancer treatments have seen large improvements over the last decades, researchers are still laser-focused on developing strategies to defeat cancers, especially those that have been resistant to traditional interventions.
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News

Oral Insulin Drops May Offer an Alternative to Injections

Researchers at the Li Lab have developed oral insulin drops that when placed under the tongue are quickly and efficiently absorbed by the body, potentially replacing the need for insulin injections.
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Industry Insight

Expanding the Druggable Space With Degradation-Based Therapies

We spoke with Dr. Christian Dillon to learn more about degradation-based therapies, the challenges associated with their discovery and how innovative solutions are helping to realize the potential of this promising class of therapeutics.
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Industry Insight

Collaborative AI Partnership Hopes To Shape the Future of Drug Discovery

Sanofi, Formation Bio and OpenAI are collaborating to build AI-powered software to accelerate drug development. The three teams will combine data, software and tuned models to develop custom, purpose-built solutions for drug discovery.
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News

Monoclonal Antibodies Show Promise in Preventing Influenza B

Human monoclonal antibodies against influenza B may help to fight the virus in the elderly and immunocompromised.
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News

This RNA Virus Lurks in Human Parasites

A new RNA virus has been discovered hitching a ride with the common human parasite, Toxoplasmosa gondii .
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Producing Gold Nanoparticles in Water Without the Need for Toxic Chemicals

Researchers have produced a range of different types of gold nanoparticles by adjusting water flow in a novel vortex fluidic device – without the need for toxic chemicals.
Cancer cells.
News

Cancer-Killing Therapeutics Delivered Into Cells Using “Cloaked” Proteins

An interdisciplinary collaboration has designed a way to “cloak” proteins so that they can be captured by lipid nanoparticles, which are akin to tiny bubbles of fat.
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