Gates Foundation Will Deliver At-Home Coronavirus Test Kits to Seattle
March 10, 2020
By Neozene

This article originally appeared in FierceBiotech and was written by Conor Hale The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has made new commitments to respond to the spread of the novel coronavirus in its hometown of Seattle, including new public health funding and a project to provide at-home testing kits. According to a report by The Seattle Times, the test packages will include nose swabs that can be mailed to the University of Washington (UW) for analysis, with the goal of processing thousands of tests per day. The project is pivoting resources

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Autism discoveries point to potential protein-targeted treatments
March 6, 2020
By Neozene

Autism is a diverse disease that causes a range of symptoms, from repetitive behaviors to extreme sensitivity to noise. This week, two separate research teams are shedding light on two different proteins that seem to play a role in causing some autism symptoms. Both believe their findings could point to new treatment strategies. Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes zeroed in on tau, a protein that’s most closely associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers were investigating a connection between Alzheimer’s and epilepsy when they made a surprising discovery that reducing levels

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Probing New Targets for Treating the Most Lethal Form of Pancreatic Cancer
September 10, 2019
By Neozene

This article originally appeared in FierceBiotech and was written by Arlene Weintraub Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the most common form of pancreatic cancer and also one of the most difficult cancers to treat, because the tumors evolve to evade chemotherapy, and they often spread rapidly throughout the body. Two new studies are reporting progress in the ongoing effort to find new targets for treating PDAC. One seeks to disrupt the metabolism of cancer cells, while the other blocks a key protein that PDAC cells need to grow. Monday, Tyme Technologies

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