Integral molecular announces preclinical P2X7 antibody assets for autoimmune disorders

PHILADELPHIA — Integral Molecular, the leader in discovering antibodies against multipass membrane proteins, announces lead monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) against P2X7, a structurally complex ion channel that is the target for autoimmune disorders including atopic dermatitis and glomerulonephritis. The panel of P2X7 antibodies is fully humanized and optimized, and ready to progress towards preclinical studies. The…

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Baby and adult brains ‘sync up’ during play, finds Princeton Baby Lab

Have you ever played with a baby and felt a sense of connection, even though they couldn’t yet talk to you? New research suggests that you might quite literally be «on the same wavelength,» experiencing similar brain activity in the same brain regions. A team of Princeton researchers has conducted the first study of how…

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New $3 million project to study opioid medication use in criminal justice setting

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2020) — The University of Kentucky recently received $3 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and National Institute on General Medical Sciences to fund new opioid-related research in the criminal justice system. Known as the Geographic variation in Addiction Treatment (GATE) study, the 5-year project is led by Carrie…

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New insulin compound could improve therapy for diabetes patients

MELBOURNE, Australia — In a promising discovery that could improve the clinical delivery of insulin for people living with diabetes, scientists have developed a non-fibrillating form of human insulin. Using a novel glycosylation technique, an international research team led by Associate Professor Akhter Hossain from the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, has successfully…

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China Identifies New Virus Causing Pneumonia-Like Illness

Researchers in China have identified a new virus that is behind a mysterious pneumonialike illness that has sickened 59 people in Wuhan and caused a panic in the central Chinese region. There’s no evidence that the virus, a coronavirus, is readily spread by humans, and it has not been tied to any deaths. But health…

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