Buzz off: breakthrough technique eradicates mosquitoes

Anopheles gambiae mosquito, feeding on blood. Credit: James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention A breakthrough technique harnessing two methods to target disease-carrying mosquitoes was able to effectively eradicate buzzing biters in two test sites in China, according to research published on Thursday. The mosquitoes targeted are a type that is particularly difficult to control called Aedes albopictus—more popularly […]

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Mathematical modeling breakthrough for translational research of new CRSD medication

A new mathematical modeling approach has identified major sources of interspecies and inter-individual variations in the clinical efficacy of a clock-modulating drug: photosensitivity and PER2 level. This has enabled precision medicine for circadian disruption. A KAIST mathematics research team led by Professor Jae Kyoung Kim, in collaboration with Pfizer, applied a combination of mathematical modeling and simulation tools for circadian […]

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Researchers reactivate the brains of 300 dead pigs

When is someone as brain-dead and where is the line between life and death? A new U.S. study raises a number of questions. Researchers at Yale University have succeeded, the brains of 300 dead pigs to revive. For your Try the Team of researchers Nenad took Sestan the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered four hours earlier, as the […]

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Selumetinib Granted US Breakthrough Therapy Designation in Neurofibromatosis Type 1

1 April 2019 AstraZeneca and Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, US (known as MSD outside the US and Canada) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) for the investigational MEK 1/2 inhibitor and potential new medicine selumetinib. This designation is for the treatment of pediatric patients aged three years and […]

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Hong Kong scientists claim ‘broad-spectrum’ antiviral breakthrough

Hong Kong scientists claim they have made a potential breakthrough discovery in the fight against infectious diseases—a chemical that could slow the spread of deadly viral illnesses. A team from the University of Hong Kong described the newly discovered chemical as “highly potent in interrupting the life cycle of diverse viruses” in a study published this month in the journal […]

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