Taking a novel approach to antibiotic discovery, researchers at Rockefeller University have hit upon a promising solution to the problem of superbugs – a pervasive threat in hospitals the world over.
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The WHO and Swiss Confederation are set to launch a BioHub Facility, intended to facilitate the sharing of pathogens globally.
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…
The UK Government has said genomics expertise will be offered to countries around the world to identify new variants of SARS-CoV-2.
Dr H. Michael Shepard, CEO and CSO of Enosi Life Sciences, discusses the similarities between cancer and autoimmune diseases, highlighting how this knowledge could be used to enhance treatments.
UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said there is a mutated form of SARS-CoV-2 that may be causing a rise in infections in South East England.
Researchers at Ingenza and the University of Plymouth are using a machine learning and high‑throughput screening approach to discover novel antimicrobial therapies. In this article, Nikki Withers spoke to one of the researchers, Jack Kay, to hear about the current threat posed by antimicrobial resistance and how he hopes their…
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…
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.
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.
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…
A group of German researchers has proposed an empty phage capsid with ligands on its surface as a novel technique to treat influenza.
A new report has revealed the vaccine R&D efforts of 15 of the leading pharmaceutical companies to combat the COVID-19 coronavirus.
At the beginning of March, US President Donald Trump pressed the pharmaceutical industry to “accelerate the development” of vaccines and therapies to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. This article explores what is currently known about COVID-19 and potential treatments that are in the pipeline.