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COVID-19: Screening Antiviral Drugs Using SARS-CoV-2 Infection Models
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Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast will screen approximately 1,000 drugs, which have already received regulatory approval for other indications, to ascertain if they can reduce virus infection or replication and virus-induced inflammatory responses in airway epithelial cell models and to determine if they can therefore be repurposed to treat COVID-19 patients.

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COVID-19 – Accelerating Vaccine Development and Manufacturing
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Technology Networks spoke with Dr Paul Hodgson, Associate Director of Business Development at VIDO-InterVac to learn more about their experience working with coronaviruses, the organization's manufacturing facilities, and the other antivirals and therapeutics they are currently testing in relation to COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Portal Will Provide Scientists Free Access to Completed Clinical Trial Data
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Vivli, the Center for Clinical Research Data, recently issued a press release announcing the launch of the COVID-19 portal, designed to enable the sharing of completed interventional treatment trial data. Technology Networks spoke with Julie Wood, Vivli’s Director of Strategy and Operations, to learn more about the COVID-19 portal and discover how researchers can access the data within the portal.

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Current Efforts in COVID-19 Vaccine Development
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In this article, Technology Networks explore the current global efforts underway to develop a vaccine against COVID-19.

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The Future of Pharma Beyond Blockbusters
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Each individual’s genetic makeup is slightly different from everyone else’s, so why are we all receiving the same medicine? To put it simply – the lucrative blockbuster business model, which has previously been the key to pharma success, is no longer viable. In a global and fast-moving world, in order to evolve, it’s time to examine new alternatives to the classic structure.

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Using Single Cells To Get the Whole Picture of the Epigenome
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In this article, we explore the advancements of single-cell sequencing methods such as scATAC-seq, and how these methods allow the mapping of large cell populations, one cell at a time. How does this information enhance our understanding of the epigenome?

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Exploring the Drug Development Process
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Drug development is the process of bringing a novel drug from “bench to bedside”. It can take 10 to 15 years for a drug to be designed, developed and approved for use in patients. Here, we take a closer look at the multi-step process of developing a drug – from start to finish.

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Zantac Recalls Highlight the Need To Screen and Quantify Impurities With Confidence
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We tend to take for granted the quality and safety of our most used medicines, but recently, potentially carcinogenic nitrosamine impurities were found in commercially available drugs. This discovery, and the measures taken to quickly mitigate any risks, highlight the role of advancing analytical technology in safeguarding consumer health.

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Stem Cells Responsible for Endometrial Regeneration and Cancer Discovered
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A recent study has demonstrated that stem cells located in endometrial glands are responsible for the endometrium’s ability to self-renew during growth and regeneration. Technology Networks spoke with Pradeep Tanwar, senior author of the study, and Shafiq Syed, first author, to learn more about the research and the significance of the findings.

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Jane C. Wright: The Woman Who Changed the Landscape of Oncology
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Dr Jane Cooke Wright – whether you’ve heard of her or not, her research changed the path of oncology, paving the way for cancer treatment as we know it.

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