Pocket feature in SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is present in all deadly coronaviruses, study reveals

Scientists have discovered why some coronaviruses are more likely to cause severe disease, which has remained a mystery until now. Researchers of the University of Bristol-led study, published in Science advances today [23 November], say their findings could lead to the development of a pan-coronavirus treatment to defeat all coronaviruses-; from the 2002 SARS-CoV outbreak … Read more

Scientists explore links between survival motor neuron protein and sarcopenia

Adopting some of the strategies behind successfully treating the childhood spinal muscular atrophy may enable development of therapies to curb the muscle decline that accompanies aging, new research suggests. At the heart of both disorders is the survival motor neuron protein, which is present throughout the body, and is important for keeping motor neuron cells … Read more

emerging technologies are capable of unlocking the promise of biologically targeted mRNA therapeutics

In a recent article published in Nature Biotechnologyresearchers reviewed technology advancements that will unlock the promise of biologically targeted messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) therapeutics beyond vaccines. Study: Unlocking the promise of mRNA therapeutics. Image Credit: nobeastsofierce/Shutterstock Background The first part of the review focused on the design and purification of the mRNA cargos, including novel … Read more