Stimulating neuron growth using a new mRNA therapy, researchers hope to treat chronic pain caused by disease, injury, or chemotherapy.
Developing an artificial enzyme to produce Parkinson’s medication
Artificial enzymes could help bring down the manufacturing costs of different medications, making them more available to patients.
A nasal spray to treat epilepsy
Early results for an anti-seizure drug administered as a nasal spray show a more targeted approach to helping get seizures under control.
Treating bone defects caused by osteoporosis with hydrogels
In the lab, a multi-functional hydrogel was shown to not only repair defects but also strengthen bone weakened by osteoporosis.
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.
Algae-based microrobots fight cancer
Living microrobots made from algae were weaponized to help fight tumors by improving the effectiveness of cancer therapies.
Clinical trial shows improved rare blood cancer treatment
A new drug called momelotinib reduces the need for blood transfusions in anemic patients suffering from myelofibrosis.
HIV drug repurposed for memory loss treatment
Researchers identify a protein that stops the brain from connecting memories, and regulating it could help improve memory loss treatment.
Cancer immunotherapy gets a boost from microbubbles
A fragile cancer immunotherapy agent “cGAMP” is delivered to tumor sites using tiny bubbles that protect it until it reaches its destination.
Broad-spectrum antivirals made from polymers
Polymer-based broad spectrum antivirals show activity against Zika, Ebola, HIV-1, the Herpes simplex virus, and now, SARS-CoV-2.