A collaboration aimed at identifying and developing potential new antimalarial drug candidate drugs has been announced between Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia, and Janssen Pharmaceutica, with assistance from Johnson & Johnson Innovation. The collaboration has already discovered promising compounds with antimalarial activity from among 80,000 drug-like molecules in the Janssen Jumpstarter Compound Library, a collection of drug-like compounds designed to fast-track discovery of new medicines.
Twenty years after the first, exclusively white human genomes were fully sequenced, science finds itself in the same position as the rest of society: with the uncomfortable realization that old inequalities are often morphing, rather than disappearing.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in neurology, including: Fast brainwave oscillations identify, localize epileptic brain; Sleep biomarkers linked to neurodegenerative disease; Autophagy chaperone targets aggregation-prone proteins.
A study led by Chinese radiologists at Peking University in Beijing has shown that positron emission tomography imaging of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) expression is a predictor for the abscopal effect, whereby nonirradiated cancers respond to radiotherapy.
The enzyme proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) plays a major role in the regulation of blood LDL cholesterol levels. Now, new research shows that targeting PCSK9 may also potentiate checkpoint blockade.
A team led by researchers at the Institute of Bioelectronic Medicine at The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, the research division of New York’s Northwell Health, developed a long-term implant model for vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) in mice that enables study of bioelectronics in chronic disease. The research was published in Elife, with a full description of the surgical technique and methods for calibrating the stimulation dose to enable other labs to use the methods to advance bioelectronic medicine.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in orthopedics, including: 3D biomaterial used as 'sponge' for stem cell therapy to reverse arthritis; New biomaterial regrows blood vessels and bone, RCSI research; Without major changes, gender parity in orthopedic surgery will take two centuries.
Researchers from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. presented early clinical data for SEP-363856, a novel trace amine receptor 1 agonist with serotonin 5-HT1A activity, being developed for the treatment of patients with schizophrenia.