An experimental oral drug being developed by Redhill Biopharma Inc. interrupts a process that helps the coronavirus infect cells and might keep COVID-19 patients from becoming seriously ill, the company said. Additionally, the risk of hospitalization after vaccination with Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine was about five times higher than for those who received the Pfizer and BioNTech shot, a large French study found.
Researchers studying Merck & Co. Inc.’s cancer drug Keytruda for HIV patients who also have cancer say the immunotherapy may help displace the virus from human immune cells, offering an intriguing area of study for treatment of chronic HIV infection.
A new study shows the persistent syndrome of Covid-19 after-effects known as long Covid can develop after “breakthrough” infections in vaccinated people. Other new findings suggest a gene that helps the coronavirus reproduce itself might contribute to life-threatening Covid-19 in young, otherwise healthy people.
A recent study published in Science Translational Medicine shows that a new flu vaccine appears to protect monkeys against influenza strains that are likely to cause a global pandemic, giving researchers hope that this vaccine could hold the key to providing a future universal flu vaccine for humans.
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed an artificial intelligence (AI) model able to detect asymptomatic Covid-19 cases by identifying differences in the sounds of coughs between healthy and infected people.
Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark published research indicating that Parkinson’s disease is actually two types of the disease.
GentiBio closed on a $20 million seed funding led by OrbiMed, Novartis Venture Fund and RA Capital Management. The company also announced exclusive licensing partnerships with Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRK), and MIGAL Galilee Research Institute (MIGAL).
Researchers tested a new drug combo that shows promise for the treatment of the childhood brain cancers diffuse midline gliomas.
Working with a new class of drugs called G12C KRAS inhibitors, the Francis Crick Institute and Institute of Cancer Research developed product combos to stay ahead of drug-resistant tumors.
Researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York discovered that certain proteins believed essential for the survival of cancer cells – the same proteins that many drugmakers have been targeting – may not be as important after all.