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Microscopic Drug ‘Depots’ Boost Efficacy Against Tumors in Animal Model

Biomedical engineering researchers have developed a technique for creating microscopic “depots” for trapping drugs inside cancer tumors. In an animal model, these drug depots...

Yale’s depression model outperforms psychiatrists

A simple questionnaire filled out by depressed patients can help identify whether a particular medication is likely to help them, according to a new...

Antibodies may be ‘silver bullet’ for Ebola viruses

There may be a “silver bullet” for Ebola, a family of hemorrhagic viruses, one of which has killed more than 11,000 people in West...

Finding the Needle in a Microbial Haystack: Penn Researchers Test New...

Patients who are undergoing treatment for diseases such as cancer often face the added challenge of a compromised immune system, which can be a...

New particle can track chemo

Discovery could reveal how well – and how fast – treatment finds and kills cancer

Persistence wins out with discovery that could lead to cure for...

An international research team has discovered an important new genetic target for the development of possible treatments for the common inherited blood diseases sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia.
blood clotting

Synthetic antibody detects proteins

Research could lead to nanosensors that recognize fibrinogen, insulin, or other biomarkers.

DNA ‘building blocks’ pave the way for improved drug delivery

  DNA has been used as a ‘molecular building block’ to construct synthetic bio-inspired pores which will improve the way drugs are delivered and help...
cancer, antibiotics, gene editing, cell damage, arteries, enteric neuropathy, genes

Discovery could lead to more targeted drugs to stop cancer spread

Scientists have shed more light on a vital cluster of proteins that helps cells - including cancer cells - to move around the body. The...

Orphan Drug Designation for New Huntington’s Disease Drug

Ionis Pharmaceuticals Receives Orphan Drug Designation from the US FDA for IONIS-HTT Rx for the Treatment of Patients with Huntington's Disease
stem cells


In a step toward personalized drug testing, researchers coax human stem cells to form complex tissues.

A new twist in genetic switches

Rice University theorists reveal a new mechanism of gene regulation 

Visualization of the movement of calcium ions in neurons

The endoplasmic reticulum as pipeline and store for calcium ions

Nanoparticles provide novel way to apply drugs to dental plaque

  Therapeutic agents intended to reduce dental plaque and prevent tooth decay are often removed by saliva and the act of swallowing before they can...

How to identify drugs that work best for each patient

More than 100 drugs have been approved to treat cancer, but predicting which ones will help a particular patient is an inexact science at...