Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US scientists developing nasal spray to prevent COVID-19

Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and the biotech firm Regeneron are investigating whether technology developed for gene therapy can be used to make a nasal spray that will prevent infection with the new coronavirus.

Genetics

Team succeeds in inhibiting the immune response linked to AAV

A research team from Genethon, in collaboration with teams from CNRS/Inserm and from the biotechnology company Spark Therapeutics, announced today in Nature Medicine that it has succeeded in inhibiting the immune response ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More effective human antibodies possible with chicken cells

Antibodies for potential use as medicines can be made rapidly in chicken cells grown in laboratories. Researchers at the University of Tokyo refer to their technique as the human ADLib system, short for autonomously diversifying ...

Cardiology

Antibody genes influence forgotten heart disease

New research has found that genetic differences in antibody genes alter individuals' susceptibility to rheumatic heart disease, a forgotten inflammatory heart condition – known as 'RHD' – that is rife in developing countries.

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