Biomedical technology

New biochip technology for pharma research

In pharmaceutical research, small tissue spheres are used as mini-organ models for reproducible tests. TU Wien has found a way to develop a reliable standard for these tissue samples.

Medications

Study: Copanlisib + rituximab slows relapsed indolent lymphoma

Copanlisib plus rituximab (C+R) reduces disease progression or death in patients with relapsed indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma (iNHL), according to a study presented during Week 1 of the annual meeting of the American Association ...

Vaccination

Vaccine maker recounts 'breakfast table' pivot to COVID work

The doctor who led development of the first COVID-19 vaccine authorized in the United States, Britain and elsewhere said her company's decision to shift from cancer research to battling the coronavirus happened over breakfast ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

NIST clarifies structure of prospective vaccine for respiratory virus

No approved vaccine exists for RSV, a life-threatening virus that attacks the respiratory system. State-of-the-art neutron and X-ray scattering performed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) may bring ...

Vaccination

BioNTech's founders: scientist couple in global spotlight

Progress on a COVID-19 vaccine has propelled the modest husband-and-wife team behind German firm BioNTech into the global limelight, with attention inevitably focussing on their background as the children of Turkish immigrants.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibodies needed to save lives in Africa

Scientific advances have transformed the prevention, treatment and cure of many diseases globally. However, millions of Africans continue to die, endure long periods of illnesses—and suffer negative impacts of diseases ...

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