Medical research

Researchers develop 'dimmer switch' to help control gene therapy

In a major advancement in the field of gene therapy for rare and devastating diseases, researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have developed a "dimmer switch" system that can control levels of proteins ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers identify 16 medicines that could be used to treat COVID-19

In the scientific journal Pharmaceutics, researchers from the ESI International Chair of the CEU Cardenal Herrera University (CEU UCH) and ESI Group have just published a new computational topology strategy to identify existing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus testing made quick and easy

A new rapid coronavirus test developed by KAUST scientists can deliver highly accurate results in less than 15 minutes.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How hepatitis C virus evades the immune system

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) may cause chronic infection to the liver, which can result in irreversible liver damage and liver cancer. How HCV manages to evade the immune system to infect the host chronically is not entirely understood. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus does not infect the brain but still inflicts damage

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, likely does not directly infect the brain but can still inflict significant neurological damage, according to a new study from neuropathologists, neurologists, and neuroradiologists ...

Medical research

Cancer drug lessens the toxicity of a protein from COVID-19 virus

University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers have identified the most toxic proteins made by SARS-COV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—and then used an FDA-approved cancer drug to blunt the viral protein's ...

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