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Gene Variants That Protect Against Glaucoma Discovered
News   May 06, 2020

An international research collaboration led by researchers from the University of Helsinki and Stanford University has identified rare changes in a gene called ANGPTL7 that lower intraocular pressure and significantly reduce the risk of glaucoma.

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Animal Study Suggests Liver Surgery Success Could Be Boosted by Growth Hormone
News   May 06, 2020

A new study in mice suggests that growth hormone plays a key role in reducing inflammation and increasing survival rates following liver surgery.

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Expanding the Use of Metal Catalysts in Drug Discovery
News   May 06, 2020

The use of metals in drug molecules could offer major benefits, for example enabling lower therapeutic dosages to be used and could result in fewer side effects.

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Novel Gene-based Vaccine Candidate Against SARS-CoV-2 in Development
News   May 06, 2020

Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), members of Mass General Brigham, today announced progress towards the testing and development of an experimental vaccine called AAVCOVID, a novel gene-based vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Supercomputer Simulations Identify Potential Drug Candidates Against COVID-19
News   May 06, 2020

Several drugs approved for treating hepatitis C viral infection were identified as potential candidates against COVID-19, based on extensive calculations using the MOGON II supercomputer at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

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Novel Tumor Sampling Approach Improves Genetic Testing for Cancer Treatment
News   May 06, 2020

A team has developed a novel wholistic tumor sampling approach that more accurately detects genetic alterations in tumors.

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Could Quantum Computing Uncover COVID-19 Treatments?
News   May 05, 2020

Quantum machine learning, an approach that combines machine learning and quantum physics, is being investigated as a means to discover possible treatments for COVID-19.

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Therapeutic Targets for Treating Memory Impairment in Down Syndrome
News   May 05, 2020

A team of researchers has studied how brain alterations at a functional level in mice with Down syndrome respond to chronic treatment with a component of green tea, that we know, from other studies, improves executive functions in adults.

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Researcher Identifies Potential Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Drug Candidates
News   May 05, 2020

Researchers have used computer-aided drug design to examine the effectiveness of four drugs; remdesivir, 5-fluorouracil, ribavirin and favipiravir in treating COVID-19. They found that all four drugs were effective in inhibiting, or blocking, the coronavirus’ RNA proteins from making genomic copies of the virus.

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Drug Screen Identifies Niclosamide and Ciclesonide As Antiviral Candidates Against SARS-CoV-2
News   May 05, 2020

Scientists have screened 48 FDA-approved drugs against SARS-CoV-2, and found that 2, niclosamide and ciclesonide, which are already FDA-approved for other indications, appear promising.

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