KRAS is the most frequently mutated oncogene in solid tumors in general, and in lung tumors in particular. There are more patients whose lung tumors are driven by KRAS mutations than by ALK, Ros, Ret and TRK alterations. Combined. And after 40 years, they look to be getting a targeted therapy, or even two.
A Singapore study led by the Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (NITD) has shown that a novel small-molecule inhibitor of the dengue virus (DENV) nonstructural protein 4B (NS4B) has favorable pharmacokinetics and efficacy in preclinical animal models, the authors reported in the February 3, 2021, edition of ScienceTranslationalMedicine.
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Spatially resolved transcriptomics, which Nature Methods named as its Method of the Year for 2020, allows researchers to look at transcriptional activity while preserving the spatial relationship of different transcripts.
KRAS is the most frequently mutated oncogene in solid tumors in general, and in lung tumors in particular. There are more patients whose lung tumors are driven by KRAS mutations than by ALK, Ros, Ret and TRK alterations. Combined.
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By combining synthetic biology and RNA therapy, the team at startup Strand Therapeutics Inc. hopes to make mRNA therapy more effective. Strand recently announced an immuno-oncology deal with Beigene Ltd. that netted the company $5 million to begin with and could end up being worth more than $250 million. Beyond immuno-oncology, the company’s basic technology could be broadly useful for both mRNA- and cell-based therapies.
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