Results of a recent study by researchers at the University of Bristol indicate neuropilin-1 is an important host factor for SARS-CoV-2 infection. The team suggests that blocking neuropilin-1 may be a valuable therapeutic intervention in the treatment of COVID-19. Nikki Withers spoke to one of the study’s lead investigators, Dr…
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COVID-19 is known to infect the lungs; however, the dynamics of viral infection and replication are poorly understood. Alongside the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Professor Lyle Armstrong and colleagues have been working to develop a human lung epithelium model of SARS-CoV-2 infection and replication. In this article, he describes…
Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital have studied several thousand circulating proteins within the plasma proteome of symptomatic COVID-19 patients and acutely ill non-COVID-19 controls. Nikki Withers discussed their findings and implications of the study with one of the lead authors, Dr Mike Filbin.
This in-depth focus features articles on neuropilin-1, a potential new target for COVID-19 drug development, the creation of a lung model to enhance our understanding of SARS-CoV-2 infections and using proteomics to uncover the mechanisms behind COVID-19 symptom severity.
In this in-depth focus find out how genetic screening can be used to customise healthcare and why scientists have turned to machine learning in the fight against antimocrobial resistance.
In this magazine find articles discussing antimicrobial resistance, exploring why inhibiting the interaction between SARS-CoV-2 and neuropilin-1 could help combat COVID-19, as well as how CRISPR can be used to enhance productivity in cell line development. Also in this issue, features on engineering new biologic drugs and precision medicine.
This article lists three of the most recent advances in pre-clinical HIV research and vaccine development.
In this article, Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ Global Head of Discovery Neuroscience discusses the findings of their recent study which highlighted new roles for two gene products involved in human deafness which could enable drug discovery for some prevalent auditory disorders.
This article summarises the development and testing of a novel vaccine that could be personalised for the treatment of immunotherapy-resistant cancers, such as triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC).
Lan Zhu from Arizona State University explains how cryo-EM methods can be used to obtain structural information on membrane proteins such as GPCRs.
Three separate studies have identified nanobodies – a miniature form of antibodies found in camelid species – that can bind to the SARS-CoV-2 Spike (S) protein and neutralise the virus in cells.
Enosi Life Science researchers Sir Marc Feldmann, Dr H Michael Shepard and Dr Fiona McCann explain why anti-TNF therapies may be effective in treating COVID-19 associated cytokine storms and other inflammatory conditions.
Hannah Balfour explores how genetic variation in G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and the proteins that regulate the duration of G protein signalling could be contributing to disease and people’s divergent responses to the same therapeutics.
Richard Sachse discusses how immunotherapies targeting interleukin 15 (IL-15) signalling can be optimised to enhance their efficacy and limit off-target effects.
Inhaled general anaesthetics have been used for over 100 years and continue to be used daily for surgeries around the world. But how do they induce changes to consciousness? This article explores the research that suggests the anaesthetics chloroform and isoflurane disrupt the organisation of lipid rafts within cellular membranes…