Here’s the latest good and bad news about COVID-19 drugs

Maybe you’ve heard that the pandemic is over in the United States. (It’s not.) Masks are no longer required in most places and large gatherings are becoming commonplace again. Most of the country is in the green, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s tracking site, which monitors COVID-19 transmission and hospitalization … Read more

A Smarter Way To Develop New Drugs Using Artificial Intelligence

MIT scientists have developed a machine learning model that proposes new molecules for the drug discovery process, while ensuring the molecules it suggests can actually be synthesized in a laboratory. Credit: MIT News. Figure courtesy of the researchers A new artificial intelligence technique has been developed that only proposes candidate molecules that can actually be … Read more

New discovery about nature’s ‘high-end machinery’ could have big implications for biology

Working with tiny bacteria, Michigan State University researchers led by Lee Kroos have made a discovery that could have big implications for biology. The researchers revealed a new way that nature can inhibit or switch off important proteins known as intramembrane proteases -; pronounced “pro tea aces” -; which the team reported April 26th in … Read more

What does the Future of Microfluidics within Research Look Like?

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New screening technique set to radically speed up hunt for cancer-fighting drugs – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Scientists have developed a new technique to accelerate the discovery of cancer-fighting drugs. The technique identifies molecules that can shut down dangerous proteins before they wreak disease-triggering havoc, by blocking them from interacting with a cell’s DNA. Scientists have developed a new technique to accelerate the discovery of cancer-fighting drugs. The technique identifies molecules that … Read more

Human Biological Specimens And POPIA – Privacy

South Africa: Human Biological Specimens And POPIA 04 April 2022 Andersen in South Africa To print this article, all you need is to be registered or login on How medical institutions and research facilities should treat human biological specimens in light of POPIA: Part 2 In part 1 of … Read more

Engineering an “invisible cloak” for bacteria to deliver drugs to tumors – BIOENGINEER.ORG

New York, NY — March 17, 2022—Columbia Engineering Research That Rebeloped A “Cloaking” System This Temporarian Ther Effectively Drugs to Tumors and Kill Cancer Cells in MICE. By manipulating the microbes’ DNA, they programmed gene circuits that control the bacteria surface, building a molecular “cloak” that encapsulates the bacteria. New York, NY — March 17, … Read more

Sneaking large drug-carrying biological molecules into cells using a novel drug delivery system

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a novel method of delivering drugs into human cells using large biological molecules, by first encasing them in a protein-based microdroplet. This discovery promises to be faster, safer, more effective, and better suited for gene therapy, cancer treatment, and vaccine delivery, including mRNA-based vaccines such … Read more

Advanced Technology Highlights Connections Between Addictive Drugs and Brain Function

Researchers use advanced technology and mice to study dopamine neuron structure, addiction and the brain’s ability to recover. A late 1980s commercial meant to combat drug addiction used a pair of frying eggs as a metaphor for the effects of drugs on the human brain. While researchers have long understood that there is a connection … Read more