Manganese Makes Its Mark in Drug Manufacturing
Rice University researchers have discovered that manganese simplifies the process of synthesizing fluoroketones, precursor molecules used in the manufacturing of drugs.
Targeted Cancer Therapy Reverses Alzheimer’s Symptoms in Mice
Research finds that Axitinib, a drug commonly used to treat cancer, can restore memory and cognitive function in mice that display symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
Vaccine Shows Promise in Preventing Rheumatoid Arthritis
Researchers at The University of Toledo have developed an experimental vaccine that shows significant promise in preventing rheumatoid arthritis, a painful autoimmune disease that cannot currently be cured.
Convalescent Plasma Therapy Doesn’t Help Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients
A team of researchers reports in JAMA that convalescent plasma did not help critically ill COVID-19 patients, according to findings from the convalescent plasma trial, REMAP-CAP.
New Study Links 14 Genes With Obesity
Promising news in the effort to develop drugs to treat obesity: University of Virginia scientists have identified 14 genes that can cause and three that can prevent weight gain. The findings pave the way for treatments to combat a health problem that affects more than 40% of American adults.
Creating Moving Models To Study How Medicines Travel in the Body
University of Delaware chemical engineer Catherine Fromen is investigating how organ-protection mechanisms work to improve the delivery of therapeutic medicines to the body.
Prototype Brain Interface Can Deliver Drugs to Stimulation Site
A novel brain chip implant design allows for measuring neuronal activity while simultaneously delivering drugs to the implant site.
COVID-19 Vaccine Response Influenced by Type of Cancer Treatment
Researchers have shown that the type of cancer treatment influences vaccine response: patients undergoing chemotherapy had lower antibody levels than patients undergoing targeted therapy.
Exploring the Mechanism of a Key Class of Drug Target Proteins
Researchers have discovered the working mechanism of an important class of drug target receptor proteins.
Treatment Designed To Reverse Vaccination and Train the Immune System
Scientists have developed a novel treatment that uses reverse vaccination to pre-expose the body to medications and build immune tolerance.