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Research points to potential new treatment for pancreatic cancer

As the next step in finding a potential targeted treatment for pancreatic cancer, researchers at the University of Cincinnati are publishing a new study revealing how a combination therapy may improve outcomes for patients with this disease. The study, led by graduate research assistant Kombo N’Guessan, Ph.D., and Xiaoyang Qi, Ph.D., professor in the Division […]

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Researchers identify two marine molecules with therapy potential against Alzheimer’s disease

An interdisciplinary research study of the University of Barcelona identified two potential candidates to treat Alzheimer’s disease. These are two marine molecules, meridianine and lignarenone B, able to alter the activity of GSK3B activity, a protein associated with several neurodegenerative diseases. The researchers used several biocomputational techniques to detect these so far unknown compounds, which […]

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Kennel cough virus offers potential route to COVID-19 vaccine

A team of researchers at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine has developed a COVID-19 vaccine candidate that has proven successful in promoting an immune response in early test models. The team is led by Biao He, the Fred C. Davison Distinguished University Chair in Veterinary Medicine at UGA, and Drs. Stanley Perlman […]

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Researchers pinpoint potential new therapeutic target for eye disease

Multi-disciplinary work led by researchers from Trinity has pinpointed a potential new therapeutic target for treating retinal degeneration. The researchers have discovered that a protein (SARM1) involved in neuronal cell injury may also have a role in the progression of retinal degeneration. The research, involving experts from Trinity’s Schools of Medicine, Biochemisty and Immunology, Genetics […]

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World must prepare for ‘potential pandemic’: WHO chief

The World Health Organization chief on Monday warned countries to prepare for a “potential pandemic” of new coronavirus, calling the sudden increase in cases in Iran, Italy and South Korea “deeply concerning”. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also said, however, that a WHO joint mission to China that concluded on Monday found that the virus there “peaked” […]