Vicinitas Therapeutics Launches With $65 Million in Series A Financing to Advance Precision Medicines to Stabilize Key Proteins to Treat Disease

Financing led by a16z and Deerfield Management with participation from Droia Ventures, GV, The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research and the Berkeley Catalyst Fund Exclusive license from academic-industry collaboration with UC Berkeley Professor Daniel Nomura for proprietary DUBTAC platform for targeted protein stabilization SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Vicinitas Therapeutics, a biotechnology company advancing a … Read more

Promising eco-friendly plug to treat nosebleeds

Nosebleeds, also known as epistaxis, are one of the most frequent otolaryngologic (ENT) emergencies worldwide. It is estimated that 60% of the world’s population will experience an episode of epistaxis at least once in their lifetime, although only 6-10% of them will seek medical attention. There are several methods for treating epistaxis and one of … Read more

‘Maths’ genes used by fish to count may help us treat human neurodevelopmental diseases – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Fish are helping researchers track down the origins of how brains compute maths, reports a review in Frontiers in Neuroanatomy. An international team has reviewed more than 200 publications, which together show that fish perceive quantities using similar parts of their brains as mammals and birds. Research is still underway to find the specific brain … Read more

Scientists use human breast milk to treat prolonged COVID-19 in a severely immunodeficient patient – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Researchers at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in São Paulo state, Brazil, have resorted to a thoroughly unconventional method to treat COVID-19 in a patient with a rare genetic disease that makes her immune system unable to combat viruses and other pathogens. She was instructed to take 30 milliliters of breast milk every three hours … Read more

This study shows new way to treat alcohol-associated liver disease

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center found a new pathway that helps explain how consuming too much alcohol causes damage to the liver, specifically mitochondrial dysfunction in alcohol-associated liver disease. This may help create new treatments for people suffering from the disease. The study published in Nature Communications was conducted by Lucía … Read more

People with mild COVID-19 need to use antiviral drug to treat disease

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In a recent study from WHO, researchers suggest that Pfizer’s oral antiviral drug (a combination of nirmatrelvir and ritonavir tablets) is strongly recommended for people with non-severe COVID-19 with a high risk of hospitalization. They explained that nirmatrelvir / ritonavir likely represents a superior choice for these patients. This is because … Read more

New Research Finds That Gene Therapy Could Treat Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome

A new study has shown that gene therapy may be able to prevent or reverse many deleterious effects of Pitt-Hopkins syndrome New research from the UNC Neuroscience Center lab of Ben Philpot, Ph.D., finds restoring lost gene activity prevents many disease signs in an animal model of Pitt-Hopkins syndrome, a rare, single-gene neurodevelopmental condition. Pitt-Hopkins … Read more

Eureka Therapeutics and City of Hope treat first patient with GPC3 targeting ARTEMIS® T cells (ECT204) for advanced liver cancer – BIOENGINEER.ORG

EMERYVILLE, Calif., And LOS ANGELES, May 31, 2022 – Eureka Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel T cell therapies to treat solid tumors, and City of Hope, one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the United States, today announced that City of Hope treated the first patient with GPC3-positive advanced … Read more

we have vaccines and drugs to treat it

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Medicines are not normally needed to treat monkeypox. The illness is usually mild and most infected people will recover within a few weeks without needing treatment. But there are vaccines that can be used to control monkeypox outbreaks, which some countries are already using. And treatments do exist for those who … Read more