Duke researchers make progress on developing cocaine vaccine

New research coming out of Durham could increase the effectiveness of a cocaine vaccine that blocks the illicit drug's effect – giving promise for therapeutic applications to help recovery. According to a new study by Duke University researchers, published in the journal npj Vaccines, a new formulation tested in mice has effectively negated the effects of cocaine. The drug works by pushing the body's immune system to c reate antibodies to respond against cocaine. The mice studies, according to…
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CONCLUSION: These results suggested that rHP-NAP possesses the potential for use as an adjuvant of dendritic cell-based vaccine in anti-melanoma treatment. PMID: 32224538 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Iranian Journal of Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Iran J Immunol Source Type: research
Please don't get me wrong. I've seen other people try to put our present crisis in context, or discuss the costs vs. the benefits of certain actions, and be widely condemned for insensitivity or even sociopathy. I remember after the 9/11 attack, when people who tried to explain the motivations or sociological origins of Al Qaeda and similar movements faced the same sort of criticism. You weren't allowed to think about the problem, people weren't ready for any sort of moral confusion. In what I am about to say, I am not arguing against saving lives, on the contrary. I'm just trying to explain something about where we are in...
Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
Purpose of review This review provides an overview of currently ongoing clinical trials evaluating the combination of immune checkpoint inhibitors (CPI) with other therapies in locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer and the rationale for this combination approach. We discuss the preliminary results from early data presented at recent meetings regarding the efficacy and safety of novel combination therapies including a CPI for metastatic urothelial cancer. Recent findings CPI emerged as novel first-line or second-line treatment options in advanced and metastatic urothelial cancer (mUC). Although the response ...
Source: Current Opinion in Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: BLADDER CANCER: Edited by Juan Palou and Óscar Rodríguez Faba Source Type: research
By Ehtesham ShahidDUBAI, Apr 1 2020 (IPS-Partners) Global crises need global solutions yet some adjustments will have to be made if the world has to adopt a multilateral approach toward tackling the Corona pandemic, a senior academic said on Tuesday, March 31. Participating in an e-symposium organized by the think-tank, TRENDS Research &Advisory, Prof. Yong Wang of the School of International Studies and Director, Center for International Political Economy at Peking University, said the G-20 has already taken an initiative and more such efforts are needed. “We have our national interests but for facing challenge...
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Cigarette maker says tobacco plants offer potential for faster and safer drug developmentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritish American Tobacco, the maker of brands including Lucky Strike, Dunhill, Rothmans and Benson&Hedges, has said it has a potential coronavirus vaccine in developmentusing tobacco plants.BAT has turned the vast resources usually focused on creating products that pose health risks to millions of smokers worldwide to battling the global pandemic.Continue reading...
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CONCLUSIONS: The survey results suggest that dentists' comfort levels and perceived roles in discussing and administering the HPV vaccine vary. PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS: There is a need to further define the role of dentists and their team members in the promotion and administration of the HPV vaccine. Resources for dentists and dental team members may be helpful to support professional education and communication about the HPV vaccine. PMID: 32222178 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the American Dental Association - Category: Dentistry Tags: J Am Dent Assoc Source Type: research
Scientists at the University of Bristol who have been sequencing the genetic material from SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — have highlighted important implications for scientists around the world conducting vaccine trials aimed at preventing the disease. The findings are published on the preprint site bioRxiv.
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British American Tobacco, the maker of Dunhill and Lucky Strike cigarettes, said on Wednesday its U.S. biotech unit was working on a potential vaccine for COVID-19 using proteins extracted from tobacco leaves.
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We present a brief overview of the potential prophylactic and treatment agents under investigation, some which could be initiated in the ED if proven effective.
Source: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
 No one in pharma needs to be told that COVID-19 is upending business as we know it. But in the face of this unprecedented change there is a great opportunity to adapt, improve and profit from new ways of working. And digital capabilities are the key to realising them, says Bertrand Bodson, Chief Digital Officer and Member of the Executive Board of Novartis in his keynote speech opening the eyeforpharma Virtual, a digital version of the Barcelona event, and available to delegates who can sign up for free athttps://virtual.eyeforpharma.com. Novartis is demonstrating how pharma can achieve rapid transformation...
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