In this Q&A, Dr Taha Merghoub discusses how a combination of glycolytic-pathway inhibition and immune checkpoint blockade using anti-CTLA-4 in patients with highly glycolytic tumours could present a personalised approach for immuno-oncology.
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With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, new treatments continue to be urgently needed. One potential solution is antibody therapeutics, which can be used to neutralise the coronavirus and provide future immunity to patients. Here, Dr Laura Walker from Adagio Therapeutics discusses how antibodies can be used in the fight against Severe…
Recent years have seen an increase in the development of biomaterial and nanoparticle-based vaccine formulations. Sushma Kumari, Sonal Asthana and Kaushik Chatterjee from the Department of Materials Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science discuss why these materials have such high potential in the fight against infectious diseases.
This ebook includes articles discussing why biomaterial and nanoparticle-based formulations could lead to the next generation of vaccines and exploring how a new rhinovirus vaccine showed promise in pre-clinical studies.
Within this ebook, find articles on how a lead bNAb candidate was identified to combat COVID-19 and why antibodies could present the answer to HIV treatment and vaccines.
The multiple serotypes of rhinovirus have presented difficulties for vaccine developers. Now, a team led by Professor Gary McLean from London Metropolitan University and Imperial College London, alongside Professor Sebastian Johnston from Imperial, has formulated a potential vaccine. Nikki Withers spoke to McLean to discover how the vaccine works and…
Although macrocyclic peptides make for promising pharmaceutical candidates, screening for lead peptides has proved difficult for scientists. In a new study, researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology addressed these challenges by developing a novel high-throughput screening assay for cyclic peptides with affinity to the ubiquitin protein. Drug Target Review’s…
A class of lipids – or fatty acids – found in the retina of the eye play an important role in maintaining vision. Victoria Rees, Deputy Editor of Drug Target Review, spoke with Dr Paul Bernstein from the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah, US, to discover how…
The length of time between the administration of a COVID-19 vaccine and evidence of a robust immune response to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) means that treatments are still required. In this article, Sheraz Gul and Alp Tegin Sahin explore the various therapeutic targets that have been identified…
Dr Louis Boon offers guidance on how to select the best CHO cell for the upstream bioprocessing of biologics. He also explains how automation can aid monoclonality and why the most efficient approach during the development of biological drugs is to utilise an established cell line platform.
Sheraz Gul reviews where we are a year into the COVID-19 pandemic and the treatment options currently available. He also highlights the potential opportunities and challenges posed by SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.
In this ebook, find articles exploring some of the assays used to identify the most promising COVID-19 drugs and discussing the development of a novel assay to reveal potential peptide therapeutics for cancer.
In this issue, find articles discussing how high-throughput experimentation can enhance automated molecular discovery, why bNAbs present a promising COVID-19 treatment and how a novel rhinovirus vaccine was developed. Also included are features on immuno-oncology, cell line development and assays.
Professor David Merryman explains how his team targeted the serotonin 2B receptor in animal models to preserve cardiac function six weeks after a heart attack.
Professor Martin Michaelis and Dr Mark Wass explain why new SARS-CoV-2 variants are emerging around the world and how vaccines will have to adapt in response.