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Chiral nanostructures could help accelerate drug discovery

21 June 2022 | By ,

A new photonic effect in semiconducting helical particles with nanoscale dimensions has been discovered by an international team of scientists from the University of Bath, UK and the University of Michigan, US. Here, Professors Nicholas Kotov and Ventsislav Valev discuss their study and the observed effect which has the potential…

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Fighting HIV: could antibodies be the answer?

1 April 2021 | By

Although a cure for HIV continues to elude scientists, strategies to control the virus and immunise people are developing at rapid pace. Here, Drug Target Review’s Victoria Rees discusses why researchers are focusing on antibodies as approaches to combat HIV and highlights recent findings from two pre-clinical studies into how…

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Development of a physiologically relevant lung model for understanding SARS-CoV-2 infection

27 November 2020 | By

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…

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COVID-19 therapies in the pipeline

15 September 2020 | By

As the global COVID-19 situation is rapidly changing, staying abreast with the latest news can be challenging. In this article, Sheraz Gul provides an overview of the broad range of potential treatments in development and discusses how the regulatory landscape can shift at any time.

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Novel biomarker technology for cancer diagnostics

11 September 2020 | By

A new way of identifying cancer biomarkers has been developed by researchers at Lund University in Sweden. The new technology allows very sensitive, quick and cost-effective identification of cancer biomarkers. Nikki Withers spoke to Professor Carl Borrebaeck, who discusses how the researchers demonstrated the power of combining proteomics with genomics.

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Flow cytometry in neglected tropical diseases – a focus on leishmaniasis

10 September 2020 | By

The World Health Organization (WHO) identifies leishmaniasis as a neglected tropical disease for which new treatments are vitally needed. Leishmaniasis primarily affects people in South America, East Africa and Asia, especially those weakened by malnutrition and poverty. To help those with this disfiguring and potentially life-threatening parasitic disease, the European…