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Could We Slow Aging by Rejuvenating Old Blood Stem Cells?

New research has suggested that rejuvenating an older person’s blood stem cells may now be within reach.
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Existing Drugs That May Help People Quit Smoking Identified by Machine Learning

Researchers have used machine learning to identify genes related to smoking behaviors and find existing medications that may be able to be repurposed to help people quit smoking.
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AI Supports Discovery of Super Tight-Binding Antibodies

Scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based strategy for discovering high-affinity antibody drugs.
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New Male Contraceptive Reduces Sperm Count by 45% in Mice

A new molecule could offer non-hormonal contraceptive options for people who produce sperm, according to new research published in The American Chemical Society (ACS)’s Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.
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Structure and Function of First FDA-Approved Drug Against Ebola Virus Uncovered

Findings from a new study emphasize the benefits of combinations of antibodies over monotherapy approaches for targeting the Ebola virus.
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Experimental Antidepressant Shows Promise in Treating Alcohol Use Disorder

A preclinical study from Scripps Research has shown that an experimental antidepressant also shows promise as a treatment for alcohol use disorder.
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“Tweezers” Unravel Chemotherapy Drug’s Impact on DNA

New Cornell research is providing a fresh view into the ways a common chemotherapy agent, etoposide, stalls and poisons the essential enzymes that allow cancer cells to flourish.
An electron micrograph of a Marburg virus particle (blue) attaching to the surface of an infected cell (orange).

Vaccine Against Marburg Virus Shows Promise in Human Study

A newly published paper shows that an experimental vaccine against Marburg virus (MARV) was safe and induced an immune response in a small, first-in-human clinical trial.
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“Spleen-on-a-Chip” Provides Insights Into Sickle Cell Disease

Researchers at MIT, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, the Pasteur Institute in Paris, and other institutions have now designed a microfluidic device, or “spleen-on-a-chip,” that can model how acute splenic sequestration arises.

New Guidelines Aim To Prevent Heart Problems in Children Undergoing Cancer Treatment

The world’s first international clinical guidelines to help prevent and treat heart complications in children undergoing cancer treatment have been created.