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A high-throughput macrodomain assay to identify coronavirus drugs

22 September 2022 | By ,

In the search for a rapid, easy way to identify drugs to fight SARS-CoV-2, researchers from across the US came together to develop and apply a high-throughput ADP-ribosylhydrolase assay, ADPr-Glo. Here, Dr Veronica Busa and Dr Anthony Leung from Johns Hopkins University describe the ADPr-Glo assay and how it can be…


How to mix the best anti-SARS-CoV-2 cocktail

21 June 2021 | By

Neutralisation resistance generated by Spike (S) protein mutations in Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) poses a challenge to antibody therapies for COVID-19. Antibody cocktails targeting the S protein receptor binding domain (RBD) are one way to avoid viral neutralisation escape, however only certain antibody combinations are currently effective.…


The development of biomaterial-based vaccine platforms against viruses

31 March 2021 | By , ,

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.