Protein structure of a human CD4 receptor. Source: European Bioinformatics Institute.   While the ultimate cure or prevention strategy for HIV is still in the works, researchers continue to develop partial solutions to different aspects of the disease. These partial solutions include post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and highly active antiretroviral […]

Molecular structure of aluminum hydroxide, the oldest and most common adjuvant added to vaccine formulations. Image source: Wikimedia With the renaissance of vaccines in full swing, advancements in adjuvant development are especially interesting. Traditional adjuvants such as alum have served effectively for decades1, but a new review has made the […]

New light-controlled therapies could be a next step in treatment for retinal diseases. Image source: Paul Morris New research published within Scientific Reports details an especially compelling breakthrough within the field of drug delivery: light-activated self-assembling microvesicles.1 All biologists are familiar with vesicle-based transport and drug delivery, but this research’s […]

New screening technology will make immunologists’ jobs a lot easier. Source: Lorenzo Cafaro via Stocksnap Every T-cell immunologist has suffered through the tediousness of screening for antigen-specific CD8+ T-cell clones and the disappointment of a negative screen. Thankfully, a new automated T-cell screening technique published in the journal Integrative Biology […]

Scientists are exploring alternative treatments for breast cancer tumors that have become resistant to existing drugs. Image Credit: Flickr user Gerry Lauzon It’s an all too common problem: A patient’s tumor cells develop resistance to standard drug therapies and oncologists are left with no alternative treatment options. This is often […]

As pharmaceutical companies delegate more tasks to contract manufacturing organizations, maintaining process quality is critical. Image Credit: Flickr user Derek Gavey Over the last twenty-five years, contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) have been playing an increasingly important role in the pharmaceutical industry. A November 2016 study from Industry Standard Research Reports […]