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Pfizer to Organize for Future Growth
Pfizer to Organize for Future Growth
News   Jul 15, 2018

Pfizer Inc. announced it will organize the company into three businesses.

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African Swine Fever Epidemic Prevention Strategy Formed
African Swine Fever Epidemic Prevention Strategy Formed
News   Jul 13, 2018

Experts investigate the density of the wild boar population in Europe, and assess measures to reduce it and keep wild boar infected with African swine fever away from uninfected ones. They also identify ways to detect the disease early.

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Chemical Compound Class Possesses Potential for Treating Zika Virus
Chemical Compound Class Possesses Potential for Treating Zika Virus
News   Jul 12, 2018

A new and promising class of chemical compounds has major potential for treating Zika virus and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, according to a new study.

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Enzyme Discovery Fuels War on TB
Enzyme Discovery Fuels War on TB
News   Jul 12, 2018

An enzyme structure discovery made by scientists could help to eradicate tuberculosis. They identified a weak point within this protein could be targeted to enable them to design specific molecules to block its function.

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Nature's Antifreeze Inspires Cryopreservation Advances
Nature's Antifreeze Inspires Cryopreservation Advances
News   Jul 12, 2018

Researchers have established a way to cryopreserve (or ‘freeze’) a broad range of bacteria using synthetic reproductions of the natural antifreeze proteins found in polar organisms. The new technique could radically improve the work to store and transport human tissue.

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Immatics Enters into a Strategic Partnership with Genmab
Immatics Enters into a Strategic Partnership with Genmab
News   Jul 12, 2018

Immatics and Genmab to combine proprietary technologies to create transformative bispecific therapies against novel, proprietary tumor targets.

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An Unexpected Twist in the Tumor Versus T Cell Battle
An Unexpected Twist in the Tumor Versus T Cell Battle
News   Jul 11, 2018

Researchers from the University of California San Diego have identified an unexpected mechanism that could help determine whether a cancer patient will respond to immunotherapy.

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Blood Clotting Ability of Leeches Revealed
Blood Clotting Ability of Leeches Revealed
News   Jul 11, 2018

Leeches are still used in modern medicine, and knowledge about their anticoagulants is important in many ways, from rodent control to understanding host-parasite relationships. A recent study expands our knowledge about the diversity of anticoagulants in two families of leeches.

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‘Danger Signals’ Immune Discovery Could Improve Vaccines for Infants & Newborns
‘Danger Signals’ Immune Discovery Could Improve Vaccines for Infants & Newborns
News   Jul 11, 2018

Scientists have just identified a class of 'danger signals' that are highly efficient at triggering an immune response in infants and newborns. The discovery may have the potential to reduce both the age of vaccine administration and the need for multiple booster injections in infants and newborns, whose immune systems operate differently to those of adults.

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How HIV is Shielded from Immune Attack
How HIV is Shielded from Immune Attack
News   Jul 11, 2018

Scientists have discovered that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) hijacks a small molecule from the host cell to protect itself from being destroyed by the host’s immune system.

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