Targetting “Undruggable” Proteins

Targetting “Undruggable” Proteins Targetting “Undruggable” Proteins A protein called Med25, found in human breast cancer cells, was notoriously undruggable. As a transcriptional coactivator, the protein influences gene activation by using its...

Small Molecule Drug Discovery

Small Molecule Drug Discovery Small Molecule Drug Discovery Recent research headlines have placed a heavy focus on biologics, but small molecule discovery is still dominating the pharmaceutical R&D space. In fact, 62% of new drug approvals in 2021 were for small...

Laser Kills Bacteria

Laser Kills Bacteria Laser Kills Bacteria With bacterial resistance a growing concern, scientists are searching for alternatives to antibiotics. Recently, researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri discovered a type of laser...

‘Spider Web’ Traps Viruses

‘Spider Web’ Traps Viruses ‘Spider Web’ Traps Viruses Researchers at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada have discovered a new immune mechanism that kills pathogens in the respiratory tract by acting like a spider web. Once antibodies bind...

New Test Identifies Source of Respiratory Infections

New Test Identifies Source of Respiratory Infections New Test Identifies Source of Respiratory Infections When patients present with symptoms such as a cough, runny nose, and fever, doctors are often unable to identify the source of their respiratory illness. However,...

Obesity Survival Paradox

Obesity Survival Paradox Obesity Survival Paradox Obesity is a growing health concern around the world and a known risk factor for disease. Several types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and COVID-19 all show higher mortality rates in patients with higher body mass...