Oncology & Cancer

The behavior of therapeutic antibodies in immunotherapy

Since the late 1990s, immunotherapy has been the frontline treatment against lymphomas where synthetic antibodies are used to stop the proliferation of cancerous white blood cells. However, in the more than 20 years since ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research into drugs and vaccines to combat COVID-19

As the world anxiously awaits a remedy for the novel coronavirus, ETH Zurich is also involved in the search for active substances and vaccines. This overview sets out the therapeutic approaches pursued by ETH researchers.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New therapeutic approach may help to cure chronic hepatitis B infection

Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum M√ľnchen, Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) have developed a novel therapeutic approach to cure chronic hepatitis B. The scientists found ...

Medical research

How to enable light to switch on and off therapeutic antibodies

When antigens such as a virus or bacteria invade our body, the immune system springs into action: it creates antibodies that stick to the antigens so that they can identify and destroy the intruders. Did you know that these ...

Neuroscience

How a popular antidepressant drug could rewire the brain

Prozac, the trade name for the drug fluoxetine, was introduced to the U.S. market for the treatment of depression in 1988. Thirty years later, scientists still don't know exactly how the medication exerts its mood-lifting ...

Neuroscience

Researchers reveal novel therapeutic strategy for ALS

Researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience and their collaborators have revealed a new cellular mechanism for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), suggesting a novel therapeutic strategy targeting the RNA degradation ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New compound shows promise in treatment of Alzheimer's

Yale researchers have identified a drinkable cocktail of designer molecules that interferes with a crucial first step of Alzheimer's and even restores memories in mice, they report Jan. 2 in the journal Cell Reports.

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