Decoy could halt this deadly (and spreading) virus

More viral outbreaks are likely. Researchers are working to thwart one, Venezuelan equine encephalitus virus, with a decoy molecule.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Nov. 20, 2020 ~7 min

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Small molecule, big potential for treating prostate cancer

MIT researchers identify a molecule that could target advanced prostate cancer as well as a variety of other cancers.

Bendta Schroeder | Koch Institute • mit
Nov. 19, 2020 ~9 min

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Silencing gene expression to cure complex diseases

Immuneering uses bioinformatics to develop new medicines while also helping large pharmaceutical companies improve their treatments.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 26, 2020 ~9 min

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AI tool could predict how drugs will react in the body

Metabolic Translator, a new deep-learning tool, may offer a way to see how drugs in development will work in the body, not just the lab.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Oct. 7, 2020 ~6 min

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Potential drug could ‘jam’ hand, foot, and mouth disease

Targeting RNA with small molecules could pave the way for new antivirals, in particular a drug for hand, foot, and mouth disease.

Robin Smith-Duke • futurity
Sept. 24, 2020 ~6 min

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3D ‘map’ of oxytocin receptor could bring new drugs

Researchers have determined the 3D structure of the receptor that the hormone oxytocin binds to. The findings could aid drug development.

U. Zurich • futurity
Aug. 3, 2020 ~5 min

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Finch Therapeutics unleashes the power of the gut

The company is developing treatments that restore gut bacteria in people struggling with a range of diseases.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
July 23, 2020 ~8 min

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COVID-19 vaccine is showing promise in phase 1 trial

"These interim results are very encouraging," says Evan Anderson of a COVID-19 vaccine in a phase 1 clinical trial.

Quinn Eastmann-Emory • futurity
July 20, 2020 ~5 min

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