Researchers in the US have developed a new CRISPR method for treating genetic conditions using nickases that they say is safer and more effective.
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Viral vectors to deliver gene therapies are utilised by clinically approved therapies. However, this method is not the only option for advanced therapeutics. In this piece, Brent Warner, President, Gene Therapy at Poseida Therapeutics, discusses the balance between efficacy and safety in gene therapy, highlighting positive pre-clinical data for non-viral…
In this article, Ian Chan, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of biotech company Abpro, discusses the development of neutralising antibodies for SARS-CoV-2. Abpro’s neutralising antibody candidate ABP 300 is currently in Phase II/III trials.
The drug EIDD-2801 was shown to prevent SARS-CoV-2 replication and infection of cells in a new mouse model containing human lung tissue.
Researchers have discovered that thapsigargin has novel antiviral properties and is effective against COVID-19 in pre-clinical studies.
A new phenotype-based compound screening technology, called DeepCE, identified 10 compounds that could be repurposed for COVID-19.
A new protein can trick SARS-CoV-2 and bind to the Spike protein rather than cell membranes in a kidney organoid.
The N439K mutation improves the interaction between SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein and the viral receptor ACE2 and eludes antibody-mediated immunity, say investigators.
Researchers have suggested using melatonin in a nasal spray to create a protective barrier against SARS-CoV-2 in pre-symptomatic patients.
The lead candidate, ADG2, was able to neutralise SARS-CoV and various strains of SARS-CoV-2, including those that are resistant to currently available antibody treatments.
In murine models of COVID-19, researchers found that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can suppress the inflammatory response and production of antibodies.
By combining nanobodies targeting different regions of the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein, researchers were able to protect cells from infection.
Researchers will use the in vitro model to study how respiratory viruses, like SARS-CoV-2, cause Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and develop potential interventions.