Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study: 'Hexaplex' vaccine aims to boost flu protection

Recombinant protein vaccines, like the Novavax vaccine used to fight COVID-19, offer several advantages over conventional vaccines. They're easy to produce precisely. They're safe and potentially more effective. And they ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaping can increase susceptibility to infection by SARS-CoV-2

Vapers are susceptible to infection by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that spreads COVID-19 and continues to infect people around the world, a study by a research team at University of California, Riverside, has found.

Medications

How a novel drug pushes the HIV capsid to breaking point

Just over a year ago, the European Union and the US Food and Drug Administration approved a new anti-retroviral drug to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections. Lenacapavir is the first drug available to patients ...

Medical research

Developing standards for organ-on-a-chip research

When testing a new medicine, researchers must do more than assess how well that drug works. They also have to determine whether the medicine has some negative, unintended consequences.

Health

Experts say 'diet weed' can be dangerous

"Diet weed" is a phrase used to describe Delta-8 products, which are often synthetic recreations of a chemical compound found in cannabis. First popularized following the 2018 Farm Bill that permitted the sale of hemp, Delta-8 ...

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