Swiss Biotech Halts Pneumonia Antibiotic Trial After Patient Safety Scare

Polyphor has temporarily halted two phase III trials of an antibiotic treating pneumonia, after an unexpectedly high number of patients reported kidney problems in one of the trials. The phase III trial was testing the...

High Fat Diet Weighs on Brain, Tilts Obese toward Depression

The link between obesity and depression has long been known, but the mechanisms that underpin how one may cause the other haven’t been understood. Studies in mice by a University of Glasgow-led research team...

UGR scientists break new ground in Chagas disease research

A team of scientists from the University of Granada (UGR) has broken new ground in Chagas disease research. This is a serious parasitic disease that affects more than 8 million people worldwide and for...

This Biotech Destroys Cancer Proteins by Introducing Them to ‘Executioner’ Proteins

Nestled in the biotech hub of Cambridge, UK, is Polyprox. Less than a year old, this company is developing a new class of protein-based drugs that could treat cancer by degrading key proteins in...

Climate change responsible for severe infectious disease in UK frogs

Compelling research reveals fatal spread of Ranavirus will increase if carbon emissions are not reduced Credit: Greg Hitchock Climate change has already increased the spread and severity of a fatal disease caused by Ranavirus that infects...

Scientists decipher transcriptome of drumstick tree by RNA sequencing

Did you ever wonder why our grandmothers insisted on having a Tulsi plant (Holy Basil) in front of the house and a Moringa (Drumstick) tree in the backyard? Each and every part of the...

Recent Advances and the Future of Antibody Engineering

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A 20-Year Journey to Nail Down an Undruggable Cancer Target

The ultimate goal of cancer research is to bring to the market a treatment that improves the treatment of patients lacking options. Laura Soucek, CEO of the startup Peptomyc, shares the story of her...

Potential Metastatic Prostate Cancer Biomarker Identified

While skin cancer is still the most common form of cancer among men, prostate cancer is not far behind, unfortunately. Current statistics say that roughly 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate...

Virus Hunters Stalk Through Genome and ID New Disease Associated Viral Family

Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine have identified a previously unknown family of small...