US scientists have developed new mRNA vaccines for Zika virus and HIV-1 that produce a strong mother-to-child transmission of antibodies, in rabbits.
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Dr Pushpanathan Muthuirulan explores why messenger RNA (mRNA) is advantageous for vaccine development and how the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated its progress within the pharmaceutical industry.
In this article, Drug Target Review’s Victoria Rees explores a new screening platform that assesses the biological activity of molecules to identify potential drugs. Using their new technique, researchers from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) identified potential COVID-19 therapeutics.
Using computer modelling, a team has shown that a molecular chaperone called GRP78 could be targeted by drugs in strategies to treat COVID-19.
Researchers have shown how different viruses such as HSV-1 and Zika can lead to microcephaly using brain organoids.
A new VLP-based Zika virus vaccine is able to protect mice completely from infection, researchers have found.
A study has shown the mosquito protein AEG12 inhibits flaviviruses, the family of viruses that cause yellow fever, dengue and Zika.
A year on from discovering COVID-19 we are starting to understand why some people suffer more severely after infection. Sadya Arnett discusses recent research into the interconnection between host inflammation and SARS-CoV-2.
Researchers have developed a new screening technique called biological activity-based modelling to identify drug candidates.
According to scientists, maternal cells act as a reservoir for Zika, enabling the virus to pass from mother to foetus during pregnancy.
Scientists show that an antibody targeting a protein acting as a viral toxin, can prevent the dengue virus from infecting human cells.
A new study shows that methacycline, a commonly used antibiotic, can reduce the neurological damage caused by Zika virus infections in mice.
The global network of centers will investigate where pathogens emerge and how they adapt to cause disease in humans, in the hopes of increasing our preparedness for future disease outbreaks.
The novel aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) inhibiting drug slowed zika virus replication and prevented mouse foetuses malforming in infected mothers.