New lung model raises hopes for more realistic modeling of new drugs and therapies.
Using nanomaterials as antivirals in the fight against COVID-19
Scientists are investigating how fullerene nanomaterials can be used as antivirals against different variants of SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses.
Regenerating nerves with an mRNA therapy
Stimulating neuron growth using a new mRNA therapy, researchers hope to treat chronic pain caused by disease, injury, or chemotherapy.
Closing in on an HIV vaccine using rare antibodies
A rare type of antibody found in some individuals could help develop an HIV vaccine to target highly diverse viral strains.
Engineered peptides help boost natural defenses against influenza
Clumping proteins act as vaccine adjuvants, activating immune signalling pathways triggered by cell stress.
Boosting immune memory for broader vaccines
With more research, there is a potential for vaccines to have both adaptive and trained immunity to fight different diseases.
In situ cancer vaccine captures antigens from tumors
A new in situ, personalized cancer vaccine captures molecules from growing tumors to activate the body’s immune cells against them.
Dengue and Zika make their hosts more attractive to mosquitos
Dengue and Zika take control of a protein responsible for body odor, but a simple treatment helps reverse the process.
Antibacterial surface coating makes medical devices safer
A new antibacterial surface treatment could help improve the safety of medical devices by minimizing the risk of infection during their use.
Heat-based cancer therapy with minimal side effects
A new proof-of-concept cancer therapy safely and accurately destroys cancerous cells with precisely delivered heat.